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LIGHTWEIGHTING, COMPOSITES & COST
CARBON FIBER

Stronger and Lighter

Carbon fiber is the lightest and strongest material available. The market for carbon fiber parts is growing by 13% annually, and will reach $35B per year by 2020. The leading sectors for carbon fiber parts are aerospace, automotive, and energy,

AEROSPACE

1lb of weight reduction equals $300 per year in fuel savings.

AUTOMOTIVE

Stricter fuel economy and carbon emissions standards. Rapid adoption of electric vehicles.

ENERGY

Accelerates ROI on energy investments.

MANUFACTURING
Cost is Barrier to Growth
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Lightweight parts are expensive, because current composite manufacturing processes are costly and do not scale to mass production rates.

LABOR COST

Composite fabrication requires highly skilled technicians.

QUALITY COST

Expensive quality controls and testing are required to mitigate human error.

SCALING COST

Training and additional equipment costs limit scalability.

Seriforge reduces this cost with our automated carbon fiber preforming process.

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