However, it’s not all doom and gloom, as the i8 has seen the OEM return to more carbon fiber construction. Additionally, Audi, Toyota, GM and Ford have made headlines over the past few years for their innovative uses of composite materials. This raises a question O’Donovan says is important to ask: has our industry recovered from the low point of the hype cycle? Ultimately, that answer is unclear, and the industry still has a lot of work to do, but there is promise for composites if manufacturers and suppliers can stay on top of the latest trends and adjust accordingly.