GM Teams Up with Teijin to Use Carbon Fiber for Mainstream Cars
GM explains that Teijin has revolutionized carbon fiber production by introducing the possibility to mass-produce carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic components, with production cycle times sitting at under a minute, which allows for considerable cost cuts, thus paving the way for the introduction of the material on mainstream vehicles.
"Our relationship with Teijin provides the opportunity to revolutionize the way carbon fiber is used in the automotive industry. This technology holds the potential to be an industry game changer and demonstrates GM's long-standing commitment to innovation," GM Chairman Steve Girsky said.
General Motors is not the only carmaker that is introducing such a move, as BMW has previously announced that it will debut carbon fiber mass production by 2013.