"carbon fiber" tag

Plasma process could cut carbon fiber costs

Carbon fiber is to composites as steel rebar is to concrete. When a support skeleton of either is embedded inside a solidifying mass of resin or cement, the strong sinews bind everything together…

Laser process creates stronger joints between aluminum and carbon fiber

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) researching team developed a laser process that could make joining carbon fiber composites and aluminum less expensive with more robust joints as a result. The process promises cheaper lightweight,…

Space shuttle technology behind new Ford Mustang GT350R

Ford is launching new Shelby Mustang GT350R which will feature carbon fiber wheels by Australia’s Carbon Revolution, which uses space shuttle technology to make them strong, light and durable. Using carbon fiber to…

NASA pushes composite materials for aerospace industry

The project entitled “Design and Fabrication of Aerospace-Grade Digital Composite Materials” won the NASA Early Career Faculty Space Technology Research Grant, a program that  pushes the development of innovative technologies that address the needs…

Mitsubishi Group will integrate firms’ carbon fiber operations

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. will integrate its carbon fiber-related operations, currently performed separately by multiple group companies, within this year. Carbon fibers are 10 times stronger than steel but a quarter of the…

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