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carbon fibre

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(Chemistry) a black silky thread of pure carbon made by heating and stretching textile fibres and used because of its lightness and strength at high temperatures for reinforcing resins, ceramics, and metals, esp in turbine blades and for fishing rods
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Thostenson, Electrophoretic deposition of carbon nanotubes onto carbon-fiber fabric for production of carbon/epoxy composites with improved mechanical properties, Carbon, 50, 4130-4143 (2012).
Most carbon-fiber bicycle frames are multilayer structures, built with hundreds of separate pieces, or plies, of material that are laid into a mold and held together with epoxy resin --like those art projects you did as a kid with paper mache and a balloon.
The system aims at enhancing the cost-effectiveness of manufacturing thermoplastic carbon-fiber composites, for example in injection procedures (T-RTM: thermoplastic resin transfer molding) and reaction injection molding.
recently demonstrated a prototype carbon-fiber engine hood that helps lower fuel consumption.
One technological breakthrough that makes carbon-fiber auto parts more affordable may come from a process used to make carbon-fiber golf clubs.
The world's first carbon-fiber keel beam for a large aircraft was built for the A340-600, and Airbus' 21st century airliner - the 525-seat A380 - is continuing the tradition of innovation with the increased use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP).
Continuous carbon-fiber tow is plated with nickel, copper, or both.
To test its potential for use in MEMS-based optics, the team built a scanner made of a minuscule mirror supported by two carbon-fiber hinges.
Both groups will jointly develop carbon-fiber materials for EVs that can cut the weight of a vehicle by one third.