CFRP Leaf Springs for Railcars

Related Topics: Automotive LIghtweighting Automotive Materials No, this is not a concept vehicle. Rather, it is the efWING railcar truck with a leaf spring arrangement engineered with a carbon fiber reinforced plastic that was developed by Toho Tenax (, part of the Teijin Group’s carbon fiber and composites business, for Kawasaki Heavy Industries, which makes […]

Process Development for Composite Components

Prev Next Image Press for producing composite components. Related Topics: Automotive LIghtweighting Automotive Materials Although you might associate the name “Schuler” ( with the manufacture of stamping presses for metal part production, the company recognizes that the auto industry is looking toward composite materials as alternatives to things like steel and aluminum. And not only is […]

Verifying World-Class Stamping at Fiat Chrysler

New Komatsu Servo Line in action at FCA’s Warren Stamping. The plant stamps parts for vehicles including the Chrysler Pacific and 200, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee, and light- and heavy-duty Ram trucks. There are increased speed, higher efficiency, improved energy use and enhanced safety, but Doug Goimarac, press center manager at Fiat Chrysler […]