Carbon Fiber elevator cables will take us higher

Finland’s Kone recently unveiled UltraRope, a carbon fiber rope they hope will replace old steel elevator cables, raising the ceiling on tall buildings.

June 19, 2013   2 Comments

Carbon Fiber Hood Shatters in NASCAR Crash

NASCAR ScreencapJeff 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

New 1K x 3K Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Fabric Available at Fibre Glast

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3.5 oz/sq yd, 50″ Wide, .015″ Thick, 1K x 3K, Plain Weave
This lightweight carbon fiber fabric joins 1K and 3K carbon tow with a plain weave construction. Unique and highly formable, this carbon fiber fabric can be used to selectively reinforce areas with minimal weight increase. The plain weave construction wets out quickly and handles easily.

September 28, 2012   No Comments

Carbon Fiber Violin Made From Scratch

Carbon Fiber ViolinBuilding a musical instrument by hand is difficult to say the least. That’s why it’s so impressive that Ken, a novice at the craft, was able to make such a stunning carbon fiber violin on his own. Ken also documented the steps of this carbon fiber creation on

Taking him 10 months of Sundays, Ken started by making detailed drawings of the violin. His plans were translated into plaster and fiberglass molds. It took Ken a lot of time to produce the best sounding violin plates. When he started fabricating the carbon fiber violin plates, Ken tested each revision’s “tap tones” until he go the right sound.

December 22, 2011   No Comments

The Carbon Fiber-Framed, Electric YikeBike is Ready For Urban Travel

After being named one of the top inventions of 2009 by Time Magazine, the New Zealand based YikeBike started shipping in June 2010.

This foldable, electric bike is meant to change the way city-dwellers commute. Imagine zipping past all of the traffic on the way to your destination. Why not ride a normal bicycle you ask? Well, unlike a bicycle, the YikeBike folds into a compact circle, making it completely portable. Weighing just 22 lbs, the YikeBike can be carried into cars, trains, planes, and can fit under your desk at work!

July 20, 2010   No Comments

Carbon Fiber vs. Fiberglass

Carbon fiber compared to its inexpensive alternative.

Would you like to give your project a carbon fiber look for half the price? Black Fiberglass might be the product for you, but before you start, let’s uncover the similarities and differences between carbon fiber and Black Fiberglass.

Black Fiberglass is an E-Glass that is woven and dyed black to look like a 3K Twill Weave carbon fiber. This fabric is for cosmetic applications only and does not have the strength properties of a real carbon fiber.

July 16, 2010   4 Comments