Originally Posted by Silver-Bolt
Body shops will no longer need frame racks. Any structural damage to the monocoque appears to be end of life for that component. Insurance companies are going to have a field day with this. Perhaps BMW will start offering collision insurance with the sale of a new vehicle. I love this technology but right now the repair infrastructure in not capable is working with this. My bet is it will spawn a completely new industry for crash repair.
Carbon & CFRP has no memory like metal. It cannot be straightened back to it's original position and shape. It will have to be placed into a jig. The damaged piece cut and removed. Replacement part installed and bonded. This will be interesting to follow.
I agree. I wonder how insurance companies will react to this methodology.