Boeing (BA) and BMW (BAMXY.PK) team up to share manufacturing and automation knowledge about...

Boeing (BA) and BMW (BAMXY.PK) team up to share manufacturing and automation knowledge about carbon fiber, as well as advance research about recycling the material. Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is 50% made of carbon fiber, which facilitates fuel efficiency because it is much lighter than aluminum and steel. BMW plans to launch vehicles that use carbon fiber late next year.
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    The 787 barrel section are made of composite that been around since 1980 on Northrop B-2 bomber and F/A-18 and other military aircrafts
    Beach Craft star Ship 1 a composite business jet and other military aircrafts are made of composite
    On military aircrafts composite panels are installed on to the aircraft a metal frame this allow the panel to replace if damages unlike the 787
    The aluminum sub frame provide a grounding path for lightening and the grounding of the aircraft electrical systems



    On the 787 metal strips and ground cables are installed to take the place the metal sub frame, this has cause the first batch of 787 to be 9.8 ton overweight, the later 787 are 6.8 ton overweight the current aircrafts are 4 ton overweight see



    Building aircraft from composite is slow process since the barrels section must spin up then bake in auto clay
    Vought south Caroline now Boeing has clean room,climate controlled building, auto clay equipments to allow a rate of 10 787 per month belong that more composite equipments must be added
    Sought Caroline has 480 feet wide assembly bays the will handle the building of other aicraft like the 777-X with its 80 meter wing
    Boeing said it would build One 787 ever THREE days four years ago and sold 844 787 since then since than Boeing has delivery 39 787 this has cause the airlines to cancel there orders for 787 about 114 cancellations to date
    Boeing is now writing late FEE and performance short fall check to the airline
    Boeing got its composite information from Northrop B-2 bomber program when Boeing was the subcontractor on the B-2 bomber programs
    Will BMW recycling the 787 into vehicles?
    12 Dec 2012, 01:33 PM Reply Like
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