• The four-seat passenger compartment—the "Life" module—comprises a discrete carbon-reinforced plastic structure bolted and glued on top of the Drive section.

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  • Their frames are made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic, with vinyl-covered galvanized-steel mesh to keep the fish in and the seals and sharks out.

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  • Instead, the carbon fibre is shipped to SGL Automotive's German factory in Wackersdorf, where a thermoplastic material is injected to bind them together into reinforced plastic sheets.

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  • One of the ways that Chapman added lightness to his cars, the use of composite materials such as carbon fibre and glass-reinforced plastic, is not that practical either.

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  • Unlike the concept car, the two-seat production version, based on a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic monocoque, will feature a manual roof system with removable panels that can be stored in the front luggage compartment.

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  • "The carbon fibre reinforced plastic parts are at least 30% lighter than aluminium and 50% lighter than steel for identical component use, so the vehicle weighs 300kg less than an ordinary vehicle, " Mr Bauman explains.

    BBC: Knitting and baking the cars of the future

  • Worldwide, airlines have been slowly but steadily putting into operation two next-generation aircraft -- Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350 -- both of which have shells made heavily of composite materials, such as carbon-fibre reinforced plastic, instead of aluminium.

    BBC: Increased comfort in the sky

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