Trickle down tech? Composite auto wheels

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Trickle down tech? Composite auto wheels

Company in Decatur, AL is pioneering the manufacture of composite high volume auto wheels. Interesting from the perspective of will the tech trickle down to the carbon component market for windsport gear including the highest cost items such as foils.

https://www.compositesworld.com/articles/envisioning-high-volume-100-composite-wheels

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Re: Trickle down tech? Composite auto wheels

Having delt with composites in the airplane biz for decades, I wish them luck. Wonder how they address galvanic corrosion between steel/ aluminum and carbon, especially since tires exist in a nasty environment (moisture, salt, heat, cold, etc.)

Bill Herderich

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