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    2019, November

    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...