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    How to Identify Quality Carbon Fiber Sheets
    How to Identify Quality Carbon Fiber Sheets
    Carbon fiber sheeting is a high-performance product, and can be relatively expensive to purchase. Unfortunately, there are companies selling less expensive carbon fiber products which are of lower quality. Purchasing carbon fiber sheeting is definitely a time when "you get what you pay for." If a project justifies the expense of using carbon fiber sheet over another material, it is wise to do your research and invest in a quality product, rather than looking only for the lowest price. Here are a few characteristics to look for, to ensure you’re making a quality purchase.
    What are Carbon Fiber Tubes Used For?
    What are Carbon Fiber Tubes Used For?

    Tubular structures are useful for a wide array of applications. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the unique properties of carbon fiber tubes place them in high demand in many industries.  More and more often these days, carbon fiber tubes replace steel, titanium, or aluminum tubes in applications where weight is an important factor.

    Carbon Fiber 101: Understanding Weaves and Fabrics
    Carbon Fiber 101: Understanding Weaves and Fabrics

    After carbon fibers have been manufactured and sized, they are often woven into fabrics. There are many different types of fabrics to choose from and have many different uses.

    How is Carbon Fiber Made?
    How is Carbon Fiber Made?

    While the basis of carbon fiber—fibers made of carbon—sound simple enough, there are myriad ways to combine these relatively simple fibers, often with other products, to create the stronger, stiffer, and lighter materials highly favored by design engineers for modern high-tech projects.

    A Brief History of Carbon Fiber
    A Brief History of Carbon Fiber

    Although carbon fiber has been around for more than 150 years, it has only been through manufacturing process improvements in the last half century or so that its excellent strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios have been achieved. These modern advances, coupled with decreases in manufacturing costs over the last couple of decades, are what have made carbon fiber become such a popular material for design engineers to use in some of today's greatest technological advances.