—Advanced Materials: Carbon Fiber, 3-D Printing, Graphene To Make Inroads “” Several exotic materials, including carbon fiber and graphene, will find new commercial applications in 2013. And growing use of three-dimensional printing will provide market opportunities for suppliers of other advanced materials. The use of carbon fiber in cars is the big trend, says Ross Kozarsky, head of the advanced materials service at consulting firm Lux Research. Carbon fiber is already well established in the aerospace industry, thanks to the Boeing 787 airplane, now in mass production. But the auto market is far larger, Kozarsky points out.
by Jean-François Tremblay |
January 14, 2013