I ran across an interesting video demonstrating case studies of composite manufacturers in the United Kingdom. This video paints a very pretty picture of companies that use these materials to manufacture a wide range of items including: aerospace, bicycles, bridges, auto racing parts, etc.
This video has some great video footage of automated composite manufacturing using advanced composites materials. Automating these processes has long been a challenge and hurdle to using composite materials for commercial applications.
This video seems to be done by a UK government agency called the “Department of Business Innovation & Skills” promoting a national strategy for composites industry growth. It supposedly demonstrates companies working together to develop new composites technology.