Class A composite parts straight out of the mold in minutes


Wider use of composites in automobiles may be just around the corner based on recent developments at Australian advanced materials company Quickstep (North Coogee), which has reported successful completion of a proof-of-concept painted carbon fiber flat panel to Class A automotive quality. Moreover, it anticipates production costs on a par with steel in vehicles with low to medium production volumes

Quickstep's research program is investigating the use of the company's patented Resin Spray Transmission (RST) technology to cheaply and efficiently mass produce composite parts with a Class A finish which would make the use of carbon fiber accessible to the entire automotive industry. Quickstep has been working with German car manufacturing line designer, EDAG (Fulda), for some time to ensure the Company's ongoing development of RST technology is in line with the needs of the automotive industry....
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