Magna and Ford Develop Carbon Fiber Composites Subframe

March 20 2017

In pursuit of lower vehicle weight to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency, Magna International Inc., in cooperation with Ford Motor Company, developed a prototype carbon fiber composite subframe which reduces mass by 34 percent compared to making a stamped steel equivalent.

The carbon fiber subframe is the result of a research and development project between Magna and Ford to investigate potential mass-reduction benefits and technical challenges of using carbon fiber-reinforced composites in chassis applications.

The prototype subframes are now being produced by Magna for component and vehicle-level testing at Ford.

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