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Ford, DowAksa jointly to develop carbon fiber for high-volume automotive light-weighting applications

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Ford and DowAksa signed a joint development agreement (JDA) formally to advance research on cost-effective, high-volume manufacturing of automotive-grade carbon fiber, a material poised to play a significant role in the drive to make vehicles lighter. DowAksa is expanding on Aksa’s existing carbon fiber production assets.

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Used Car of the Day: 2011 Lotus Evora S

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Mods include a carbon-fiber louvered rear window, carbon fiber sail panel, a GT4-style wing, modified tail lights, Alcantara steering wheel, rear subwoofers, front tweeters, and Recaro seats. The intake, exhaust, clutch, flywheel, and shifter are all modded.

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Used Car of the Day: 2005 Lotus Elise

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Modifications include a harness bar and race harnesses, XXR wheels, carbon-fiber wing, carbon-fiber cooling duct with scoop, upgraded cam, custom titanium intake, custom stainless steel exhaust headers, detachable steering wheel, and more. There are minor cosmetic flaws and the hardtop is missing the headliner.

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Daimler and Toray to establish JV for carbon-fiber based automobile parts; new production and joining process enables large-scale production

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and Daimler AG are forming a joint venture in Esslingen, Germany, for manufacturing and marketing of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) automobile parts. The move towards adoption of carbon fiber is expected to soon gain momentum as a solution for significantly reducing the automobile body weight.

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DOE awards $17M to FY 2014 SBIR Phase II projects; includes Si/graphene anodes, motor windings, exhaust treatments

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Hybrid Electric Turbocharger for Exhaust Energy Recovery and Transient Lag Reduction. NexTech Materials of Lewis Center, Ohio, has developed a new diesel engine exhaust NO x sensing technology that is able to rapidly and selectively measure nitrogen oxides in diesel engine exhaust streams. Lead organization. Description.

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Used Car of the Day: 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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The upgrades include a carbon-fiber intake system, Magnaflow exhaust, coil pack, clutch kit, short-throw shifter, coilovers, sway bars, a brake kit, 18-inch NEUSPORT wheels, and Michelin Pilot Sports. Today we bring you a 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI that has been heavily modified and needs some cosmetic work.

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Used Car of the Day: 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Lorinser

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With the aftermarket Lorinser upgrades, which include a bodykit, exhaust, and engine upgrades, the car makes 605 horsepower. There's also custom audio, Zenetti wheels, and a carbon-fiber silver wood kit. This car has mostly been garaged and the seller says it has been well maintained with very few problems.

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