June 2018

Corvac Composites plans $6.1 million investment in Morgantown; 30 full-time jobs

2018-06-02T07:54:00-07:00

June 1, 2018 | Source: The Lane Report

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 1, 2018) — Automotive supplier Corvac Composites LLC will expand production in Morgantown, Ky. with a $6.1 million investment expected to create 30 full-time jobs, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.

“When a company makes the decision to locate in Kentucky, they often […]

Corvac Composites plans $6.1 million investment in Morgantown; 30 full-time jobs 2018-06-02T07:54:00-07:00

February 2018

New Ford Ranger Raptor Features Composite Fenders

2018-03-08T09:53:41-08:00

Feb. 19, 2018 | Source: Composites Manufacturing Magazine

During last month’s Detroit auto show, rumors surfaced about a possible new variant of the Ford Ranger, but the OEM kept quiet. In February, however, Ford formally introduced its first-ever Ranger Raptor, a new off-road, performance pick-up truck that is expected to compete […]

New Ford Ranger Raptor Features Composite Fenders 2018-03-08T09:53:41-08:00

Ford patents cylinder heads made mostly of composites

2018-03-08T09:53:52-08:00

Feb 1, 2018 | Source: Driving

Ford may be looking at removing as much metal as possible from its cylinder heads, if new patent applications by the company published early February are any indication.

The company’s new Hybrid Composite Cylinder Head would be made up mostly of a polymer composite instead of […]

Ford patents cylinder heads made mostly of composites 2018-03-08T09:53:52-08:00

October 2016

Ford Solidifies Charter Membership with IACMI-The Composites Institute

2018-03-08T09:54:05-08:00

Knoxville, TN, October 21, 2016The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation—Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader and a mobility company based in Dearborn, Mich., that manufactures and distributes automobiles across six continents, confirmed this August as a charter member of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).  The Manufacturing USA institute […]

Ford Solidifies Charter Membership with IACMI-The Composites Institute 2018-03-08T09:54:05-08:00

March 2016

IACMI Partners, Ford and DowAksa Receive Difference Maker Award

2018-03-08T09:54:16-08:00

IACMI partners, Ford and DowAksa are collaboratively transforming the automotive market. Their objective to make carbon fiber the sensible alternative to steel structures has earned them a Detroit Free Press Automotive Difference Maker award.

Starting with a few carbon fiber parts on the Ford GT supercar, the development project aims to create strong, lightweight vehicles with […]

IACMI Partners, Ford and DowAksa Receive Difference Maker Award 2018-03-08T09:54:16-08:00

June 2015

Purdue breaks ground on $50 million project to advance energy-saving technologies

2015-10-07T21:56:38-07:00

Purdue facility is part of a national five-year, $259 million DOE initiative

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – More than 200 people attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the Indiana Manufacturing Institute, which is part of a $50 million project where Purdue University researchers will advance research of composite materials manufacturing to develop more energy-efficient technologies.

The 62,000-square-foot […]

Purdue breaks ground on $50 million project to advance energy-saving technologies 2015-10-07T21:56:38-07:00

May 2015

2015 Ford Shelby Mustang Gets Carbon Fiber Wheels

2015-06-10T03:20:50-07:00

Back in January, Ford and DowAksa announced they would be joining forces to be a part of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), announced by President Obama as part of the larger National Network for Manufacturing Innovation supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. The JDA will facilitate the companies’ efforts in conjunction […]

2015 Ford Shelby Mustang Gets Carbon Fiber Wheels 2015-06-10T03:20:50-07:00

January 2015

Ford Accelerates Carbon Fiber Research to Drive Innovation in Manufacturing Technology

2018-03-08T09:54:51-08:00

DETROIT – Ford and DowAksa are accelerating joint research to develop high-volume manufacturing techniques for automotive-grade carbon fiber – aiming to make vehicles lighter for greater fuel efficiency, performance and capability.

The companies will be part of the newly formed Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, created by the U.S. government. The institute is part of the […]

Ford Accelerates Carbon Fiber Research to Drive Innovation in Manufacturing Technology 2018-03-08T09:54:51-08:00