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    Carbon Fiber Thermal Conductivity and the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
    0 Carbon Fiber Thermal Conductivity and the Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

    When designing a new product or application, engineers have multiple options for materials. Properly analyzing all material properties, while putting them into the context of the end product or application, is an extremely difficult task. Two thermal properties that could play an important role in m...

    Tips and Tricks to Bonding Carbon Fiber Strips
    Tips and Tricks to Bonding Carbon Fiber Strips

    The rigid surface of carbon fiber strips facilitates bonding to a variety of surfaces. Carbon fiber strips bond easily to reinforce carbon fiber plates, plywood, balsa wood, or aluminum. Here is an overview of best practices to use when selecting adhesives for bonding carbon fiber strips to other m...

    What Characteristics Make Carbon Fiber Unique?
    0 What Characteristics Make Carbon Fiber Unique?

    Carbon fiber is a unique material, with applicability to many products - what makes it so special? What characteristics make it optimal for a wide range of commercial applications and consumer use?

    What is Carbon Fiber?

    Carbon fiber is made of long, thin strands of carbon atoms bound together in a...

    What Do Carbon Fiber Strips Do?
    0 What Do Carbon Fiber Strips Do?

    Carbon fiber strips are thin strips made with unidirectional carbon fiber that are very strong and flexible. The carbon fiber, which is made from polyacrylonitrile (PAN) polymer, is oriented along the axis of the strip. The epoxy resin can be combined with carbon nanotubes for additional strength an...

    A Look Inside the Carbon Fiber Fabrication Process
    0 A Look Inside the Carbon Fiber Fabrication Process

    Carbon fiber is a material that is used in many different industries. It has been around for decades, but it continues to be popular today because of its versatility and durability.

    The carbon fiber design process is unique depending on what the carbon fiber will be used for. While some processes...

    What is the Difference Between Carbon Fiber and Kevlar?
    0 What is the Difference Between Carbon Fiber and Kevlar?
    One big difference between Kevlar and carbon fiber is that Kevlar contains nitrogen atoms in its chemical composition whereas carbon fiber does not. Kevlar and carbon fiber are two forms of synthetic fiber and each material has high strength. Kevlar is primarily used in protective clothing and bullet resistant products while carbon fiber is more prolific in industries beyond the textile world such as boat building and aerospace manufacturing.
    Carbon Fiber Rocket Soars to Over 10,000 Feet
    Carbon Fiber Rocket Soars to Over 10,000 Feet
    Recently, DragonPlate was asked to collaborate with a student organization on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus that focuses on researching and developing competitive carbon fiber rockets. Launch Initiative, as they are known, is a team of young engineers that manufacture competitive rockets with the goal of preparing students for careers in aerospace.
    Eureka Dynamics:  Development and Implementation of Innovations for the Drone Industry
    Eureka Dynamics: Development and Implementation of Innovations for the Drone Industry
    Eureka Dynamics focuses on the development and implementation of innovations for the drone industry. Their new product, the FFT GYRO, a test bed system for drones and UAV’s, allows UAV developers to perform the first flight tests of new systems with minimum risk to the prototype. Read about how they have used our carbon fiber components to improve this unique product.
    Just How Strong is Carbon Fiber?
    Just How Strong is Carbon Fiber?
    The most valuable characteristics of carbon fiber are its strength, stiffness, and light weight. When layers of carbon fiber cloth are bonded together, into a carbon fiber plate or sheet, the carbon fiber laminate is exceedingly strong. So how strong is it?
    The Benefits of Investing in Commercially Made Carbon Fiber Panels Versus Making Your Own
    The Benefits of Investing in Commercially Made Carbon Fiber Panels Versus Making Your Own
    A lot has been written about DIY carbon fiber fabrication. While it is certainly possible to create smaller carbon fiber projects on your own, the larger the project, the more difficult DIY becomes. When it comes to working with carbon fiber panels, there are many benefits to investing in a product from a reputable manufacturer over making your own.