Toray, a leading carbon fiber manufacturer, said Wednesday that it has signed a joint development agreement with Daimler to produce automobile parts made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics.
The German automaker would like to begin using the carbon-fiber parts in its Mercedes-Benz cars within the next three years.
Toray is developing technology to make the design and molding process for constructing carbon-fiber composite auto parts scalable for mass production. Daimler has been developing how those parts will be joined and installed, according to Toray.
"By bringing together respective technologies, the companies plan to develop a molding method with significantly … Read more