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04-11-2008, 03:28 PM
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (http://www.imeche.org/events/event.asp?id=825)
The Disputed Cost of Light, Strong Cars - Beyond the Barrel (usnews.com) (http://www.usnews.com/blogs/beyond-the-barrel/2008/3/20/the-disputed-cost-of-light-strong-cars.html)
CLAMP - DOE/GATE (http://www.engin.umd.umich.edu/research/gate/)
07-24-2008, 12:40 PM
Honda and Nissan working to mass-market carbon fiber - Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com/2008/07/24/honda-and-nissan-working-to-mass-market-carbon-fiber/)
08-06-2008, 01:02 AM
Manufacturers raise the price of carbon fiber - Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com/2008/08/05/manufacturers-raise-the-price-of-carbon-fiber/)
08-06-2008, 05:10 AM
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has a lot to answer for :frown:. We saw this filtering through already in the satellite market.
I already expect this has a lot to do with the cost increase on the Roadster so brace yourselves for more.
It also probably has a lot to do with the choice of Aluminium on the Model S.
04-25-2012, 02:29 AM
The search continues...
And some useful update info here:
Apparently $5/lb to $7/lb is the magic target for the widespread use of carbon fibre-based composities in automotive applications