Carbon fiber taking aim at metals’ auto, aero business

Sep 23, 2013 | 01:17 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  carbon fiber, Antony Dodworth, Doworth Design, Jens Hinrichsen, Aerospace Advisory Group, Edward Carson, Growth Management & Constructive Changes, steel aluminum

CHICAGO — The carbon fiber industry is setting its sights on the automotive and aerospace sectors as production becomes more efficient and users grow more accustomed to working with the material, industry executives said Sept. 23.

Carbon fiber’s targets include aluminum and glass-aluminum hybrids as the industry boosts capacity and works to make its products more affordable, the executives said, touting the product’s high strength and light weight.....

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