Multiple industrial uses include replacing metal in cars and airplanes, construction.
Has fixturing, custom tooling and assembly applications.
Collaborative R&D project with Ford yields 34% mass reduction; 87% reduction in number of parts.
Newfoundland firm will use $100,000 cash award for new rapid carbon-fibre and composites manufacturing equipment.
Price will be comparable to the Lamborghini Aventador at around $400,000.
Speedy technology development is driving widespread carbon fibre adoption for cars of the future.
Technology development will drive economic viability, but the window of opportunity is a small one.
Plane-maker will not drop the lithium-ion batteries at the centre of the 787’s problems.