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Old 12-12-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- German carmaker BMW AG and U.S. aircraft maker Boeing are to exchange information about making carbon fiber, an emerging battleground among auto and plane makers.
BMW, in a statement, said today the two companies aimed to advance research for carbon fiber recycling and know-how about manufacturing and automation.

The deal intensifies competition between BMW and rival Volkswagen, which already has a collaboration deal with Boeing through its Italian sportscar unit Lamborghini.

Last year, BMW moved to extend its influence over carbon fiber manufacturer SGL Carbon after VW accumulated a stake in the company. BMW and SGL jointly built a new carbon fiber plant in Moses Lake, Wash.
Carbon fiber is 30 percent lighter than aluminum and 50 percent lighter than steel, a crucial advantage to help cut vehicle weight and carbon dioxide emissions.

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is 50 percent made of carbon fiber material, and BMW plans to start selling vehicles with a carbon passenger cell late next year.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:27 PM   #2
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so now the cars will be hard to damage & fly ! - Nice


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Old 12-12-2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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That's so weird, at first I thought the title said: "BMW to collaborate with Boeing on finding ways to charge even more money for their cars".
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That's so weird, at first I thought the title said: "BMW to collaborate with Boeing on finding ways to charge even more money for their cars".
No. Boeing is making an M Dreamliner.
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smart move ! Much learned making Dreamliner composite and carbon fiber passenger jumbo jet.


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I totally agree!
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No. Boeing is making an M Dreamliner.
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smart move ! Much learned making Dreamliner composite and carbon fiber passenger jumbo jet.

Have fun with that 3 year delay on the next Bimmer....
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:09 PM   #8
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Have fun with that 3 year delay on the next Bimmer....
I blame FHI for the delay. jk..
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