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AUTOMOTIVE COMPOSITES

The use of composite materials in the automotive industry has been growing steadily over time.

There are many benefits that composites offer to car manufacturers and consumers. 

The first thing to know about composites is that they are often lighter than traditional materials like steel or aluminium.

This can help a vehicle’s fuel efficiency because less weight means more power for acceleration and braking.

Composites also have a higher tolerance for shock impacts, which is why they are used in race cars with stiffer suspensions and military vehicles where these types of impacts occur more often. 

Lastly, composites can be designed to be stronger than metals while still being lightweight – this makes them ideal for areas subject to high pressure. 

THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY?

The automotive industry has always been a high-volume, low margin business.

To stay competitive, car companies have had to find ways to cut costs and increase efficiency.

One way they’ve done this is by using composites in their cars.

The future of the automotive industry is in composites.

The auto industry is evolving and moving towards lighter, more efficient vehicles with lightweight materials.

Automakers are shifting away from steel to aluminium and using composite materials for their cars, trucks, SUVs, and crossovers.

Composites are taking over because they’re affordable, sustainable, lightweight., recyclable, durable – able to withstand harsh weather conditions-, and mouldable into any shape desired.

Benefits of using composite materials in the automotive industry

These materials are used for many different applications such as bumpers, spoilers, bonnets, wings, doors, electric vehicle battery trays, covers, and even suspension parts.

Some benefits:

  • Composite materials can be used instead of metal as it is much lighter weight than metal.
  • Composites can be recycled, so there will not be an issue with disposing of them after their useful life has come to an end.
  • The composite material does not rust like some metals, so those who live near oceans or other bodies of water won’t have any worries about corrosion.
  • Composites can be manufactured in new shapes or with novel properties not possible with traditional materials such as metals or plastics.
  • Composites can be made to be nonconductive, which is an excellent benefit for components around the battery, housing, and areas where the car’s high voltages cables run inside the car. 
  • Composites also have a higher strength-to-weight ratio than other materials, which allows light-weighting without sacrificing safety features which means automakers can design more fuel-efficient vehicles while still meeting safety regulations.

Parts we produce for the automotive industry

Exterior panels:

  • Front bumpers
  • Rear Bumpers
  • Side skirts
  • Front splitters
  • Spoilers
  • Body panels build into cars/ buses for conversions
  • Bumper panels with LED lights built-in
  • Custom panels made to specifications and your needs (colour/finish).

Interior panels:

  • Bulkheads
  • Trays
  • Seats
  • Side trim/panels with chargers built-in and light
  • Side trims with logo/name indented
  • Custom panels made to specifications and needs (colour/finish).
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