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      07-16-2010, 02:40 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Silver-Bolt View Post
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.