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Lamborghini uses raw carbon fiber cloth to make handbags

Lamborghini is serious about carbon fiber. More than simply using the material, the Italian sportscar manufacturer has developed new types of it. The question is, what to do with it once it's developed?

BMW leaks first-gen X5 made of carbon fiber

BMW has been making some headlines over the past few months with its commitment to carbon fiber construction, opening a joint-venture production facility in Washington State and teasing the upcoming Megacity EV as the first mass-

BMW leaks first-gen X5 made of carbon fiber

BMW has been making some headlines over the past few months with its commitment to carbon fiber construction, opening a joint-venture production facility in Washington State and teasing the upcoming Megacity EV as the first mass-

Following BMW, Daimler announces carbon fiber future ahead for Mercedes

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High technology provides solutions for paraplegics

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Japanese firms working to make carbon fiber mainstream

On the surface, carbon fiber sounds like a wonder-product which can replace much of the heavy metal, especially steel, that makes up the vast majority of nearly every automobile's structure. Dig a bit deeper, however, and there are a few flies in CF's ointment that make it very difficult to use in vehicles: price, supply and the time it takes to mold a the weaved material. Japan's big three carbon fiber producers are tackling each of these issues in a number of ways. First, the price of CF is ex

Tom Cruise first to receive $72,500 carbon-fibre superbike

Tom Cruise is on the top of list to get Ducati's new $72,500 superbike, the Desmosedici RR, which was released this week. The bike uses lightweight but strong titanium, magnesium and tres green carbon fiber. Specifically, the rear seat support is made from high-temperature resin typ

Nissan going for a lightweight strategy, looks for 15 percent reduction in 7 years

While some of Nissan's green moves include forays into diesel technology (see these posts on the Titan and the Sebastian Blanco