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John and Table carbon fiber office furniture

Race-Inspired Carbon Fiber Table & Chair Are The Supercars Of Furniture

It's hard to convey the excitement and performance of a supercar with a piece of furniture, but John & Table has tried. The company's Race table is made of carbon fiber, and trimmed in leather and Alcantara. So it does have something in common with quite a few high-end performance cars. It also... read more

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Audi Le Mans prototypes, lightness through carbon fiber

Audi: Carbon Fiber Too Expensive; Future Is In Mixing Materials

BMW just yesterday began production of its carbon-fiber-bodied i3—a vehicle that makes some major advances in the way lightweight, mass-produced vehicles are made. But... read more September 18, 2013 by 


 
2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW i3 Begins Production, Carbon Process Plays Key Role

Carbon fiber is nothing new to the upper end of the high-performance car world, whether from OEMs or from the aftermarket. It's old hat in racing. But in mass-market... read more September 18, 2013 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf, at 2013 New York Auto Show

Volkswagen Golf Drops Weight With Optional Carbon Fiber Roof

The Biggest Loser has proven that weight-loss shows can draw serious attention. Volkswagen must be watching because the German automaker is looking for lower numbers on the... read more May 6, 2013 by 


 
Toyota Mark X G Sports concept

Toyota Previews Future Carbon Fiber Construction In Mark X Concept: Video

Toyota invested significant money in developing a carbon fiber manufacturing business to construct the Lexus LFA. Originally, its goal was to streamline the process, in hopes... read more January 11, 2013 by 


 
Porsche 911 with Carbon Revolution CR-9 carbon-fiber wheels

World's First 'One-Piece' Carbon Fiber Wheels Now Available In U.S.

A few weeks back we told you about the revolutionary one-piece carbon fiber wheels developed by Australia’s Carbon Revolution. Built first for the Porsche 911, the... read more January 11, 2013 by 


 
Screen capture from Drive's Inside Koenigsegg, episode 1

'Inside Koenigsegg' Episode 1: Carbon Fiber

If you're anything like us (and we think you are), it's pretty easy to lose a few hours in any given day down a web-searching rabbit hole like the production, use, and... read more January 8, 2013 by 


 
Lexus LFA build #500

Lexus LFA’s Complex Carbon Fiber Production Process To Be Used For Other Models

As much as we’d like to see a direct successor for the Lexus LFA supercar, Toyota has no plans to build such a car. Despite costing an exorbitant $375,000, the LFA was... read more January 6, 2013 by 


 
The Boeing Dreamliner and the Lamborghini Aventador show their family tree

The Lamborghini Aventador And The Boeing 787: Video

Cousins rarely, if ever, look alike. As the family tree branches out, relatives grow farther and farther apart from their genetic starting point, which Charles Darwin would... read more December 31, 2012 by 


 
Porsche 911 with Carbon Revolution CR-9 carbon-fiber wheels

Carbon-Fiber Wheels: A Costly Upgrade, But Better Performance?

As the industry looks to meet tough new fuel economy targets while still stepping ahead in performance, safety, sophistication, and on-board technology, watching weight by... read more December 26, 2012 by 


 
BMW i3 Concept MkII

BMW And Boeing Sign Deal To Develop And Recycle Carbon Fiber

While automaker BMW currently uses carbon fiber components in cars like the M3, M5 and M6, it will soon begin producing full carbon fiber passenger cells for the i3 electric... read more December 12, 2012 by 


 
An experimental CFRP hood developed for the Ford Focus

Ford Developing Cost-Effective Methods Of Carbon Fiber Production

Shaving pounds and even ounces off new vehicles helps to improve performance while simultaneously boosting fuel economy. While materials like aluminum, titanium and carbon... read more October 9, 2012 by 


 
Oven used to bake carbon fiber components

Ford And Dow Team To Develop Low Cost Carbon Fiber

Shaving pounds off of new vehicles is essential to meeting upcoming fuel economy standards, and the best way to reduce weight without compromising strength is via the use of... read more April 13, 2012 by 


 
2009 BMW 7-Series

Next-Gen BMW 7-Series To Feature Carbon Fiber Components

BMW is revolutionizing the way it builds its cars in an effort to converge with increasing environmental consciousness as well as ever-tightening emissions regulations coming... read more February 23, 2012 by 


 
seibon carbon fiber hood

GM And Teijin Working On Mass Produced Carbon Fiber For Cars

One of the most beneficial ways to improve the gas mileage of a car is to make it lighter, usually though the use of lighter construction materials. Not only will this save... read more December 9, 2011 by 


 
BMW i8 Concept

Luxury Gets Light: BMW Takes Stake In Carbon Fiber Maker SGL

BMW today announced it has taken a 15.16 percent stake in SGL Carbon SE, a leading manufacturer of carbon fiber and carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). This move should... read more November 18, 2011 by 


 
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