Carbon Fiber which is also known as graphite fiber is very strong, stiff and lightweight material. A lot of experts believe that carbon fiber shares the potential to replace steel. This is the reason why it is used in specialized, high-performance products such as racing cars, aircraft and sporting equipment.
Everyone knows all these facts about carbon fibers but there are some facts about them which are still unknown to people today. So let’s have a look at certain things which you should know about carbon fibers.
1.Carbon fibers are used in the manufacturing of cars and trucks but with new advances in carbon fiber, it said that it will help manufacturers lower the cost and improve the performance of various things such as wind turbine blade, towers, electronics, energy storage components and power transmission lines.
2.Scientists are trying to develop the next generation of carbon-fiber composites which will not only reduce the weight of the passenger car by 50% but will also enhance the fuel efficiency by 35%. This thing can be done without compromising performance and safety.
3.If you weave carbon fiber into a fabric then it becomes best suitable to be used in defense applications. On adding carbon fiber in a resin it ca be molded to form performed pieces such as vehicle components and wind turbine blades.
4.Precursors being a part of conventional carbon fiber production passes through a large number of processes which include stretching, oxidation, and carbonization in very high-temperature furnaces which vaporize around 50% of the material.