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Carbon Fiber
  When choosing any new parts for your car, you have to consider the vehicle’s make, model, year, and brand. Price is another factor that may determine who you buy the part from and if it comes with a warranty attached. However, one of the underrated aspects to consider is weight and durability. Many metal...
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Colored carbon fiber used to be reserved for luxury automakers like Lamborghini and Bugatti. It provides the superior performance of carbon fiber with an enhanced aesthetic appeal. Today, you don’t need to invest in a $3 million Lamborghini to experience colored carbon fiber. You can find it in products in a wide range of industries....
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The carbon fiber industry produces hundreds of kilotons of the material each year. The growing popularity has attracted imitations, and many products reproduce the look of the material without its strength. How do you know which products offer carbon fiber’s many benefits? If you’re purchasing materials for a project, you don’t want to risk your...
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What if your next tubing project used a material lighter than aluminum and strong enough to stop a bullet? You don’t need to treat the possibility like science fiction. Carbon fiber tubing offers unique properties no other material can match. While carbon fiber tubes don’t work for every project, the material has become popular in...
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It isn’t just Americans that are tipping the scales these days. The average new vehicle hitting US roads weighs 175 more pounds than it did three years ago and over 1,000 more pounds than it did in 1980. We have a significant amount of electronics, powerful engines, and larger physical size to thank for this....
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According to encouraging new research, the demand for lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles, and increased use in the aerospace and defense industries is driving the carbon fiber industry to new strengths. It’s not hard to see why. This versatile material’s myriad benefits become clearer each day. But how exactly do you deal with this composite, and leverage...
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Carbon fiber is a multi-billion dollar industry that shows no signs of slowing. The material is used in a variety of products. These include everything from rockets and race cars to sunglasses and helicopters. It also has many military and aerospace applications. There are other carbon fiber uses. It is popular for almost any sporting equipment...
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If you asked the average person how old carbon fiber is, they’d probably guess wrong. Carbon fiber is much older than most of us would imagine. It was first used in lightbulbs in the 1870s. We’ve improved carbon fiber significantly in the past century-and-a-half, and one of the most important improvements is carbon fiber laminate....
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The first commercial carbon fiber was created by Thomas Edison for use in the first incandescent light bulb in 1879. Nowadays, carbon fiber is a material celebrated for being durable and lightweight. It has found its place in industries ranging from aerospace and automotive to sports equipment and luxury goods. However, the exceptional properties of...
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In the aerospace industry, there’s no room for error. Aircraft manufacturers have various material choices, and carbon fiber is quickly becoming one of the most popular. While other materials are still common, more airplane parts are being made using carbon fiber. It offers a range of benefits that make it more suitable than most of...
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