Download Composites present a wide range of advantages over typical steel forming processes utilized in automotive manufacture. These include weight reduction, styling flexibility, lower tooling investment, part consolidation and customer satisfaction. Composite components may be present in structural and semi-structral purposes, under-the-hood elements, and exterior (Class-A) body panels.In distinction to the size of SMC useage in North America, several composites applications at Aston Martin exhibit that the applied sciences have uses over a wide range of volumes. The design challenges and funding constraints on the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, a very new vehicle from the ground up with no carry- over physique components, had been such that 24 composite components were specified, all being manufactured by the RTM process. Along with the noteable and novel use of tri- axial braiding to provide security-essential, structural carbon fibre A-Pillar reinforcements and a structural carbon fibre Strut Brace, the Vanquish was used to pioneer the Ford Programmable Preforming Process (F3P).