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102EMM Main Coursework Case Study (CSWK1) -Materials & Manufacturing Process Selection [1961 Words]
Carbon fiber reinforced polymers are composite materials that are quite useful in the automotive industry. When compared to metals such as aluminum or steel they are equally strong and stiff. However, composite materials hold a bigger advantage because they help reduce a vehicles overall weight. Weight reduction holds several benefits to the driver and the environment including: lower emissions of carbon into the atmosphere, increased vehicle maneuverability and stability, and also less fuel consumption. However, the problem of incorporating composites into the manufacturing process is that it really slows down the manufacturing process. At best,...