There is uncapped potential to deliver pioneering composite solutions within the automotive market. These opportunities exist for high performance vehicles and increasingly in mass production applications across civilian, military and industrial vehicle OEMs.
Composite materials are a well-established feature of the motorsport sector, where the light weight, high strength and stiffness of composites can deliver performance enhancements. Increasingly, solutions where the unique properties of composites materials can make a difference are in structural and non-structural elements, such as the chassis and car body panels.
Composite manufacturing technologies offer a solution for automotive OEMs seeking to reduce vehicle weights and emissions. Electric cars also have the potential to bring these technologies into the automotive mainstream.