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Audi Signs Carbon Fiber Development Deal

After years of focusing on aluminum, automaker turns its attention to composites.

by on Feb.18, 2011

Audi is the latest company to step up its efforts to improve its technical competence in production of carbon fiber.

Add Audi to the growing list of automakers that are exploring carbon fiber to help improve fuel economy and emissions.

But interestingly, two other marquees within the extensive Volkswagen empire are already working on their own separate carbon fiber projects.

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“Fiber-reinforced polymers offer weight and strength advantages, which we have already put to use in the Audi R8 and the Audi RS 3, for instance,” said Rupert Stadler, chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. “We want to use these advantages for high-volume production as well, and therefore the focus of our partnership with Voith is on specific car projects.”
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