Posts Tagged ‘carbon fiber basics’

Advantages and Cost Factors Of Composite Materials

Written by Cliff Lester, under the supervision of Dr. Steven R. Nutt, this white paper provides an overview of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP, or carbon fiber) and looks at the advantages when compared to other materials, such as wood or metal, as well as cost factors associated with manufacturing carbon fiber parts. Cliff Lester…

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What Is Carbon Fiber? Composites 101: Fibers and Resins

What is carbon fiber? It is praised for it strength to weight ratio, and it is used in products such as rockets, race cars, bicycles and sunglasses. But what is carbon fiber reinforced plastic? has a great article on this exact topic (posted on 3/14/2016). The following is an excerpt, click the link at the…

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Best Methods for Countersinking Holes in Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber looks great, but it is tricky to work with. We have posted articles previously on how to drill holes and cut carbon fiber with readily available tools (here and here), and now in this post we will cover countersinking, because you don’t want ugly hardware heads ruining the look of your cool new…

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