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    Senior Member Gian's Avatar
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    looks like BMW will be the first to have OME CF wheels option.

    BMW to offer carbon fiber wheels in a year or two - Autoblog
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    A novelty considering the cost right now, but these BMW i-cars are looking more interesting lately.. Even Clarkson agrees.

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    Industry is coming up with newer, less expensive ways to manufacture with carbon fiber. Open- or closed-mold methods are labor intensive.

    I recall reading about a method for molding with resin impregnated with small strands of carbon fiber. It ends up being a little heavier than traditional CF methods, but it is less expensive by a larger margin. Many of today's plastics, including those used to manufacture the intake manifolds for GM LS engines are made from Verton, a plastic with strands of fiberglass in the mixture.

    LNP™ VERTON™ Compounds

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