BMW i3 Production Process Videos – Carbon Fiber and CFRP
BMW recently published all sorts of incredibly interesting (extremely detailed) videos on the i3 production process – step by step.
One of most important parts for BMW’s electric vehicles – lightweight materials – begins its life at the BMW Group and SGL Group joint venture SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers at Moses Lake in the USA.
This is where carbon fibers are produced and then are sent off to BMW for making carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) parts and carbon fiber structures used in the i3 and soon in the i8.
Production of the finished parts takes place in Germany.
It’s worth noting that the electrical energy used at the Moses Lake facility comes entirely from hydroelectric power plants.
CFK production SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, Plant Moses Lake.Exterior shots.
Production Creel Area.
Low Temperature Furnace.
Wanapum and Priest Rapids Dams. Hydroelectirc power plants.
Statements Steve Swanson Plant Manager Moses Lake BMW SGL ACF.
CFK production SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, Plant Wackersdorf.
BMW i3 production, Plant Leipzig. CFK production, preforming facility.
Water jet cutting.