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Carbon and Graphite Fibers

Learn about the chemistry, properties, and uses of carbon and graphite fibers.

Aftermarket Carbon Fiber
The carbon fiber weave is great looking, and provides value and appeal. But, not all carbon fiber is the real thing.

Uses Of Carbon Fiber
Carbon fiber is used because of it's high strength and light weight properties. Learn which industries have adopted this unique material.

Carbon Fiber Plate
Once high tech, and now common, carbon fiber plate is readily available for use in many applications. Learn about how carbon fiber plate is made.

What Are Carbon Nanotubes
Carbon nanotube have promise for breakthrough applications. But, what are carbon nanotubes, or CNTs for short?

How Is Carbon Fiber Made?
Carbon fiber, perhaps the most useful material of out time, is manufactured through precise processes. Lear how carbon fiber is made.

Carbon Fiber in Sports
If one wants to be the best in sports, then chances are they need to use carbon fiber. Be it in the sole of running shoes or used in the shaft of an arrow, carbon fiber dominates the sporting goods world.

Applications of Carbon Fiber
Carbon fiber has properties that make it desirable in many applications. Learn about what products have adopted this lightweight and durable material.

Carbon Fiber Basics
Carbon fiber is an amazing material. Learn the history of carbon fiber, and understand why this composite material is stronger then steel.

How To Carbon Fiber
Discover how to carbon fiber, the guide for learning the various aspects of carbon fiber composites and how to work with the lightweight composite material know as carbon fiber.

Understanding CFRP Composites
Carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP composites) are lightweight yet strong materials. Learn what make these space age materials so useful and desirable.

What Is Carbon Fiber Cloth
Learn about carbon fiber cloth. Discover the terms used in carbon fiber manufacturing such as, 3k plain weave carbon, and 282 carbon fiber.

Carbon Fiber Tubes
Carbon fiber tubes are extremely strong and stiff, yet very lightweight. Discover how they are manufactured and their applications.

Composite Hockey Sticks
Carbon fiber composites are the material of choice for hockey. Learn why this sport is turning to advanced composite materials.

Carbon Fiber Manufacturers

List of manufacturers of raw carbon fiber used reinforced polymer composites.

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner
Composite materials and carbon fiber make the Dreamliner the most advanced passenger plane to date.

Buckyballs, Diamond, and Graphite
A brief overview of how carbon fibers are made, with good descriptions of their molecular structure (including a discussion of X-ray diffraction). Many terms linked to a glossary.

What Is Carbon Fiber
Carbon fiber is a lightweight fiber used in advanced composites. Learn about what makes this material so unique and important.

Japan Carbon Fiber Manufacturers Association
Six part overview of carbon fibers, including types, properties, manufacturing processes, and uses. Good pictures and graphs. The section on safety and handling precautions should be read by anyone who works with carbon fibers.

Vince Kelly's Carbon File Homepage
A very good description of the processes used to manufacture carbon fibers. Includes some comparisons of carbon fiber properties to each other and to other materials.

Composite Fabrics
Structural fibers like carbon fiber are manufactured into cloths and fabrics that are then used in composite manufacturing.

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