Category — Carbon Fiber
How do you make a Bugatti Veyron even more opulent? With carbon fiber of course. Lots and lots of carbon fiber. Oh, and did I mention gold? It’s not real gold, but Mansory, the company responsible for this monster, has spread golden-alloy accents all over this super car.
April 18, 2013 No Comments
It took minutes for great submissions to start rolling in on our new “Send Us Your Pictures” campaign. The early entries include custom carbon fiber longboards, sporty autocross cars and manned aircraft replicas. (For more information about the drive, see the submission page.) You’ll see more of these projects and others in the coming weeks [...]
April 9, 2013 No Comments
April 1, 2013 No Comments
The future of commercial carbon fiber may lie in the mountains of Tennessee. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, one of the nation’s top federal science research institutions, opened up a new carbon fiber manufacturing research facility this week to find a way to make the advanced material more cost-effective for commercial industries.
March 28, 2013 No Comments
Unlike the carbon fiber BMW i3, the Veneno is not designed with practicality in mind. Practicality isn’t even allowed in the same building. To drive in reverse — probably not a common occurrence in this car, anyway — the driver needs to have a spotter, or stick his head out of the open scissor door.
March 26, 2013 No Comments
Check out this carbon fiber guitar (and great project overview) made by Instructables user “workislove”. He hand-crafted a composite guitar using carbon fiber and fiberglass with an epoxy resin base for a playable, durable instrument he created himself.
March 21, 2013 No Comments
Jeff Gordon blew out his right-front tire and collected Matt Kenseth during the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway March 17, giving fans a look at how NASCAR’s new carbon fiber hood reacts during a wreck.
March 18, 2013 1 Comment
The BMW i3 city car, to premiere at the Geneva Auto Show in May, will introduce carbon fiber into the consumer vehicle market. Unofficially, it may start the next stage of the consumer-grade composite arms race.
The international market for carbon fiber, often associated with high costs and scarcity, is expected to grow rapidly as popular vehicle manufacturers look for ways to decrease vehicle weight to meet government standards — vehicle fleets in the US must average 54.5 mpg by 2025 — and consumer desires. Once available only in special luxury or racing models, carbon fiber is finally entering the consumer market.
March 14, 2013 2 Comments
A German university team used natural designs as inspiration in the November construction of a high-tech composite pavilion that the team hopes can be used as a model for architectural composite creation.
March 11, 2013 No Comments
What is the best use of a 60-foot carbon fiber yacht? A keel walk, of course. After several attempts, Alex Thomson mounts the keel from a jet ski and walks along it as it lists.
March 8, 2013 No Comments