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    Important Things to Look for When Researching Carbon Fiber Sheets
    Important Things to Look for When Researching Carbon Fiber Sheets
    Carbon fiber sheets have many uses, from making lightweight fixtures and robotic end of arm tooling (EOAT), to inspection fixtures that are dimensionally stable with temperature variations, to UAV components and much more. With such a wide variety of ways that one can use carbon fiber sheets, it is important to understand what to look for when researching their purchase.
    Carbon Fiber 101: What do Isotropic, Quasi-Isotropic, and Anisotropic Mean?
    Carbon Fiber 101: What do Isotropic, Quasi-Isotropic, and Anisotropic Mean?
    When working with carbon fiber, which is known for its remarkable strength and stiffness to weight ratio, one needs to understand how fiber orientation factors into the strength and stiffness of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) laminate. Read more about isotropic, quasi-isotropic, and anisotropic orientations.
    Why is Carbon Fiber Preferred for Aircraft Bodies?
    Why is Carbon Fiber Preferred for Aircraft Bodies?
    With the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350 XWB leading the way, commercial airlines are progressively making greater use of carbon fiber composites to build aircraft bodies. Because carbon fiber is stronger than steel, lighter than aluminum, and can be molded into virtually any shape; it’s no wonder that aerospace engineers design their dream planes with carbon fiber composite structural materials. Read More...
    How Carbon Fiber D-Tubes Affect Musical Instrument Tone
    How Carbon Fiber D-Tubes Affect Musical Instrument Tone
    Carbon Fiber D-Tube Neck Beams™ were specifically designed to stabilize the necks of stringed musical instruments. When a carbon fiber D-tube is installed in a guitar neck, both bending and torsional stiffness of the neck are increased, while neck weight and vibration damping are decreased. What surprised us was that many luthiers and their customers told us that the “D” tube installation improved the tone of the instrument. Learn More...
    How to Connect Carbon Fiber Tubes
    How to Connect Carbon Fiber Tubes
    There are several ways to connect carbon fiber tubes, but some are structurally more preferable. Some carbon fiber tube manufacturers connect tubes by drilling into them and pinning or bolting them, but that is not a recommended method as it compromises the tube wall and weakens the tube. It is better to use DragonPlate carbon fiber tube connectors specifically designed for that purpose. There are several available. Learn more...
    An Overview of Epoxy Resins
    An Overview of Epoxy Resins
    Epoxy resins are known for high performance. They are the building blocks for adhesives, coatings, reinforced plastics, and composite materials such as fiberglass and carbon fiber, which remain intact under intense conditions. When properly cured, epoxy resins offer a number of desirable characteristics. Learn more...
    The Primary Applications of Carbon Fiber Plates
    The Primary Applications of Carbon Fiber Plates
    Carbon fiber plates consist of multiple laminations of carbon in an epoxy matrix. These sheets come in sizes up to 48 inches by 96 inches and thicknesses up to 1½ inches. Carbon fiber plates are often a better material choice than titanium, aluminum, or steel. They are used in wide range of applications due to their unique characteristics.
    How Carbon Fiber is Used in Musical Instruments
    How Carbon Fiber is Used in Musical Instruments
    Due to its strength, high stiffness to weight, and low damping, carbon fiber has become a sought-after material in various aspects of musical instrument construction, from basic instrument reinforcement to all-out instrument design.
    Is DIY Carbon Fiber Fabrication Feasible?
    Is DIY Carbon Fiber Fabrication Feasible?
    While most carbon fiber composite customers are professionals who purchase pre-fabricated carbon fiber components for use in manufacturing their products, there are certainly do-it-yourself hobbyists who would like to be able to fabricate their own CF parts. These hobbyists might wonder, is DIY carbon fiber fabrication feasible? In short, yes it is.
    The Best and Safest Way to Cut Carbon Fiber Sheets
    So you determined the best way to accomplish your carbon fiber project is to purchase and cut them yourself. This is certainly a valid option, but there are a few things to know before you begin, to ensure the safest and highest quality cutting job.