Report | 2013

Autocomposites Commercialization Launchpad Kickoff Meeting Pre-Read

By Greg Rucks

Respondents were from across the supply chain: OEMs, tier 1s, material suppliers, equipment and tooling suppliers, government, universities, national labs, and industry consultants.18 of 21 respondents indicated they are “very interested” in a carbon fiber composite part commercialization effort. Respondents were willing to contribute to the effort: 14 said they could support with in-kind equipment, material, or labor; 3 said they could support with a direct financial contribution.