BMW spoke about the use of carbon fiber in their carsAugust 20, 2021
Carbon fiber, aka carbon, is one of the most promising materials in the automotive industry. Designers love it for its sporty look, and engineers love it for its fantastic durability and low weight.
When we talk about carbon, we mean carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP). BMW uses this material for the roof panels of the BMW M models, the carbon fiber parts of the BMW M Performance, as well as the body structure of the BMW 7 Series and BMW iX.
Carbon parts are manufactured at the BMW Group factories in Leipzig and Landshut. The main constituents of CFRP are carbon fibers and a thermosetting polymer backing.
In the autoclaving step, the carbon fiber / thermosetting sandwiches are baked at 120 ° C and high pressure. Then the visible parts are covered with clear varnish.
CFRP components are mostly handcrafted. This is what guarantees the highest quality and exclusivity of CFRP parts.
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