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    Gauging the Thickness of Carbon Fiber Sheets
    Gauging the Thickness of Carbon Fiber Sheets
    Carbon fiber sheets come in a wide range of thicknesses to accommodate a variety of projects. The thinner the sheet, the more easily it can bend without fatiguing. Thicker sheets are virtually impossible to bend, which is useful if you need a strong, rigid material to build into your design. What thickness will you need?
    Carbon Fiber 101: Standard Modulus, Intermediate Modulus, High Modulus, and Ultra High Modulus
    Carbon Fiber 101: Standard Modulus, Intermediate Modulus, High Modulus, and Ultra High Modulus
    Most carbon fiber is made from an industrial fiber called polyacrylonitrile fiber. The raw fiber is drawn and heated to high temperatures in an anaerobic environment to achieve its remarkable properties. In this quick article, we are going to cover the differences between standard modulus, intermediate modulus, high modulus, and ultra high modulus.
    What Are Carbon Fiber Idler Rollers?
    What Are Carbon Fiber Idler Rollers?
    Conveyor systems have played a critical role in the evolution of industrial technology and material handling. The most famous use of conveyors was when Henry Ford created the model of modern assembly lines that revolutionized efficiency through the movement of materials and goods. So why use carbon fiber for idler rollers?
    Why is Carbon Fiber So Expensive?
    Why is Carbon Fiber So Expensive?
    It is recognized that the use of carbon fiber is growing in more and more applications as an alternative to its aluminum, steel, and a variety of other materials because of its strength properties and lighter weight. But why is it so much more expensive to work with?
    Three Uses for Carbon Fiber Rods
    Three Uses for Carbon Fiber Rods
    When using rods as structural components in mechanical assemblies, engineers are typically looking for strong, lightweight materials to provide strength and stability. Rods are basic building blocks for many structures, and carbon fiber rods are replacing steel and aluminum rods because they are lighter and stronger than either material. Here is a closer look at three common uses for carbon fiber rods...
    Carbon Fiber vs Aluminum
    Carbon Fiber vs Aluminum
    Carbon fiber is replacing aluminum in an increasing variety of applications and has been doing so for the last few decades. This article provides a comparison of the properties of carbon fiber versus aluminum, along with some pros and cons of each material.
    What Does Stress, Strain, and Modulus of Elasticity Mean and How Does it Relate to Carbon Fiber?
    What Does Stress, Strain, and Modulus of Elasticity Mean and How Does it Relate to Carbon Fiber?
    Terms like stress, strain and modulus of elasticity are often used when describing characteristics of carbon fiber composites. But what do these terms really mean? We'll explain in this blog post...
    An Introduction to Carbon Fiber Rods
    An Introduction to Carbon Fiber Rods
    Both hobbyists and professionals find carbon fiber rods to be useful building blocks for any number of structures. Because carbon fiber is so rigid, carbon fiber rods are an excellent choice for any application where stiffness and lightness are important.
    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.