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Gordon Murrary Design has forged a new technical partnership with chemical company Toray
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27 January 2012

Gordon Murray Design has forged a new technical partnership with chemical specialist Toray Industries to develop Murray's innovative iStream manufacturing system.

The two companies will also work together on R&D, as well as exploring further opportunities for Toray's materials in the automotive sector.

There will be a particular focus on research into lightweight hybrid chassis structures, the use of carbonfibre and other key materials in volume production, the further development of structural thermoplastics, advanced crash structures and automotive safety.

The partnership is the next step in a relationship that began when Toray commissioned Surrey-based GMD to design, tool and build a prototype two-seat electric sports car, the Teewave AR.1, which was unveiled at the Tokyo motor show in December.

Murray said: “Working with Toray on the Teewave programme was a great platform to launch a technical partnership from. We look forward to working together with Toray on many more ground-breaking technology programmes."

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curious_insider 30 January 2012

Re: Murray and Toray join forces

newtoybox wrote:
I think success is at last on the way for Gordon Murray Design. Have a look at Toray website

www.toray.com

A company that does not do failure and has the ability and finance to put the iStream methodology into production.

Gordon Murray has consistently said his ideas are unlikely to attract an established Automotive OEM who are too entrenched in current methods.

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newtoybox 28 January 2012

Re: Murray and Toray join forces

I think success is at last on the way for Gordon Murray Design. Have a look at Toray website

www.toray.com

A company that does not do failure and has the ability and finance to put the iStream methodology into production.

Gordon Murray has consistently said his ideas are unlikely to attract an established Automotive OEM who are too entrenched in current methods.

ryaner 27 January 2012

Re: Murray and Toray join forces

Front end looks like an ugly version of the zagato raptor