Document Category: Carbon Fiber

The History of Carbon Fiber

Electricity, Lightbulbs, Edison & Bacon Carbon Fiber was first utilized in 1860 to arc light between two electrically charged conductive […]

How To Tell The Difference Between All Carbon and Carbon Skinned vs Fiberglass Parts

Often fabricators show or even market a composite part that is beautiful, accompanied by a surface layer that has been […]

Galvanic Corrosion – Carbon Fiber and Aluminum

Aluminum and Carbon Fiber are both renown for providing lightweight strength and high-performance mechanical properties to components and assemblies. These […]

Sizings – Why Do They Matter

Sizings are surface coatings on fibers that hold two major roles in making fibers effective today throughout the composite industry. […]

Carbon Fiber vs Activated Carbon For Filters

Similar in Name Only Activated carbon is a highly porous substance that attracts and holds organic chemicals inside it. The […]

How Well Carbon Fiber and Other Fibers Shield Radio Waves

Carbon Fiber is known widely in aerospace, sports, racing, the marine industry for its strength, lightweight, and rigidity characteristics. The […]

Composite Sleeving

Composite Sleeving is used worldwide to fabricate products ranging from aerospace grade rocket bodies to the automotive industry in air […]

What Is 1K, 3K, 6K, 12K, Denier & Dtex

Chemistry is a subject on the forefront of composite arts. Chemistry has everything to do with understanding how composite fibers […]

Composite Reinforcements: Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass and Kevlar

There are three main types of reinforcements used in composites today: Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, and Kevlar (Aramid). When used in […]

Core Materials

Core materials are added to composites for several reasons. One of the main reasons for core material is to increase […]

Composite Fiber Characteristics

There are three main types of fibers used in composites today; Carbon Fibers, Fiberglass, and Kevlar (Aramid). When used in […]

Composite Fabric Weave Styles

Most weave styles consist of strands of material running the length of the fabric, known as the Warp, and running […]

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