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Carbon-Fibre

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									              The Various Uses of Carbon Fibre
Carbon fibre material is known for its great strength and flexibility, which is why it has wide
application in many different industries including auto, marine and aerospace industries. It is
highly resistant and can withstand very high temperatures. There are different types of carbon
fibre available on the market. These include waterproof type for marine applications, graphite
type for high temperature applications, computers and photography equipment, Kevlar cloth
for making bulletproof materials and fiberglass for various molds. The carbon fibre can also be
used in combination with other fibers and resins to give it additional qualities suited for different
purposes.

Carbon fibre is much stronger than steel and is yet much lighter. It is made up of fine strands
of carbon that are thinner than the human hair. These qualities make it an ideal material for
making sports cars and racing cars that are strong and light. The same applies for making
aircrafts, ships, surfboards, fishing equipment, golf equipment and so on. The material is usually
produced in two different forms, wet and dry carbon fiber. Dry carbon is formed by putting
a vacuum forming sheet of carbon into molds at very high temperatures over 270 degrees
Fahrenheit. The product has a smooth surface with no signs of air bubbles.

Wet carbon fibre may have a few flaws like wavy weaves and small air bubbles, and as a
result, it is much cheaper than the dry version. However, it retains the excellent qualities of
the material. Carbon fibre is now commonly used with titanium to make jewelry, especially
bracelets. The bright color of titanium contrasts stylishly with the black color of carbon to
produce elegant looking results. With all the style and elegance, the jewelry from these
materials are much cheaper when compared to those made from gold and silver.

The excellent qualities of carbon fibre have seen it being used increasingly for many different
applications. Whether in its pure form or in combination with other materials, the potential
applications are many. The automotive, marine, and aerospace industries look to be the biggest
beneficiaries but even sports equipment manufacturers have benefited so much from this
material. Any place where strength is required without the excess weight associated with steel
or iron, this material comes in handy. The high temperature resistance means that it can be
used near hot engines without risk of melting or burning up when the engines get heated up.

Reviewed websites:
http://www.carbonmods.co.uk/
http://www.recycledcarbonfibre.com/
http://www.reinforcedplastics.com
http://www.gocarbonfibre.com/home.aspx

								
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