Uses For Carbon Fiber
Ever wonder what people use carbon fiber for?
In this article, I'll go over that and more. When you finish, you will understand what carbon fiber is, what its properties are, and what it can be used for.
What is carbon fiber?
In scientific terms, it is a lightweight material made of microscopically small carbon atoms that are bonded together in a crystalline structure to form Carbon fiber sheets. Thousands of these threads can be woven together to form one thread, making it usable in various applications.
Before we get that, let's talk about its properties.
What are its chemical properties?
What makes carbon fiber so interesting is its strength. It is lightweight, but has a very high tensile strength (which means it won't break easily). It is resistant to heat and chemicals.
What can it be used for?
Carbon fiber is used extensively in the manufacture of commercial and consumer products. Due to its chemical properties, it is often used in manufacturing situations where a strong and lightweight material is needed. For example, it is used by racing companies and street racers to reduce the weight of their car without compromising structural integrity. The reduced weight allows them to drive faster and improve fuel efficiency.
It serves as a form of decoration. Carbon fiber hoods and trunks, often made from carbon fiber sheets, add an interesting look to any street racing car. Some people even use it in their homes to enhance the look of their countertops or coffee tables.
Here are some other uses for it:
Armor. Bulletproof vests and helmets made from these things are expensive, but they're worth the money if you have the money to spare (plus, you'll look like Batman).
Shoes. Nike recently made a line of basketball shoes with the motto "Light as Air. Stronger than Steel."
Sports. Increasingly, it is used in sports such as golf or tennis to provide more power to the swing without compromising flexibility.
Robots They use it as an exterior cladding, providing strength to protect internal components.
Architecture. Current research is being done with it as a means of reinforcing buildings against blasting.
Artificial limbs. Oscar Pistorius is a nationally renowned sprinter who competes using prosthetic legs made from him.
These are ja few of the uses for carbon fiber. Every day scientists and DIY enthusiasts alike find new and exciting ways to put it to good use.
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