New Project Aims to Decrease the Cost of Carbon Fiber, But Can it Replace Steel?
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New Project Aims to Decrease the Cost of Carbon Fiber

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation’s (IACMI) project will also look into how to decrease cost and cycle times, which currently limit the use of carbon fiber in automotive structural parts.

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Engineering.com reported that the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) recently announced a project aimed to decrease the cost of carbon fiber automotive structural parts by 15 percent for target components.

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What makes the IACMI’s undertaking so significant is that the biggest hurdle to carbon fiber adoption is the seemingly out-of-control material cost.

The project will also look into how to decrease cost and cycle times, which currently limit the use of carbon fiber in automotive structural parts.

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