BMW & Boeing

BMW & Boeing

The BMW Group and Boeing have signed a collaboration agreement to participate in joint research for carbon fibre recycling as well as share manufacturing knowledge and explore automation opportunities.

Features


News from Nissan...

News from Nissan...

The new 132-registration era has taken off to a spectacular start - here the good people at Nissan break-down the facts, figures and benefits of the new system.

More » Cool Tyres in Dubai

Cool Tyres in Dubai

When watching racecars on TV we always hear commentators talking about getting heat into the tyres. But why do tyres need heat, and can you have too much of a good thing?

More »

Both the BMW Group and Boeing are pioneering the use of carbon fibre in their products.

With the release of the BMW i3 in late 2013, followed later by the BMW i8, the BMW Group will bring two vehicles with a carbon passenger cell onto the market for the first time, while Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is made up of 50 percent carbon fibre material.
Recycling composite material at point of use and at the end of the product life therefore is essential to both companies.

"Boeing for us is a suitable partner for a collaboration in the field of carbon fibre," said Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of BMW AG for Development.

"Boeing has many years of extensive experience using carbon fibre in the field of aviation, while the BMW Group has earned a significant competitive advantage through its use of special manufacturing methods for series production of carbon fibre parts.

"Through this cooperation we can merge know-how between our industries in the field of sustainable production solutions."


Reviews Archive

View all reviews by make and model


More from Life & Style

  • Easter Feast

    IN Food

    Easter Feast

  • Jennifer Maguire launches Change Your Story Campaign

    IN Homes

    Jennifer Maguire launches Change Your Story Campaign

  • Tracing the River Liffey to its source

    IN Travel

    Tracing the River Liffey to its source

  • Hayley Atwell

    IN Fashion

    Hayley Atwell


  • X
    Join

    Use your RTE ID to Join

    • Upload your style photos
    • Create and save recipes
    • Review and Comment
    • Have your say
    help Whats this?
    Don't have an RTE ID? register