Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced recently that it had signed an “exclusive licensing agreement” with RMX Technologies of Knoxville. The agreement covers a new technology that reduces the time and energy needed in production of carbon fiber — a lightweight material with bundles of promising applications, especially in motor vehicles.
“Lowering the cost and expanding the use of strong, lightweight carbon fiber will improve the energy efficiency of products including cars, trucks, and aircraft without sacrificing safety,” the lab said in the announcement.
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Meanwhile, the lab announced that research is showing the potential gains that can be made by combining new materials and laser techniques to join carbon fiber composites and aluminum for lightweight cars and other high-end products.
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