Carbon fiber is made of thin, strong crystalline filaments of carbon that is used to strengthen material. Carbon fiber can be thinner than a strand of human hair and gets its strength when twisted together like yarn. Then it can be woven together to form cloth and if needed to take a permanent shape, carbon fiber can be laid over a mold and coated in resin or plastic.
On top of being strong, carbon fiber:
? Is high in stiffness
? Is high in tensile strength
? Has a low weight to strength ratio
? Is high in chemical resistance
? Is temperature tolerant to excessive heat
- Has low thermal expansion
Because of this, carbon fiber is very popular in many industries such as aerospace, automotive, military, and recreational applications.
What Can Be Made With Carbon Fiber?
Almost anything. If you would like a carbon fiber pint glass, that can be made. ICE has made many different shapes with carbon fiber and other composites, including:
•Automotive drive shafts