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Carbon Fiber
  According to the paper Estimating the prevalence of limb loss in the United States, limb loss is projected to double to 3.6 million in 2050. At the moment, it is the norm to use metal composites for prosthetics, but carbon fiber is going to transform this industry. As medical advancements progress, carbon fiber prosthetics won’t be...
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Interested in becoming a composite technician but aren’t sure what the career path entails? As a composite technician, you’ll have the opportunity to work on aircraft parts. This is a very important job that requires an analytical mindset, strong attention to detail, and solid verbal and written communication skills. If you think you have what...
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Innovative Solutions Did you know that the global carbon fiber market is expected to reach a value of nearly $6.4 billion in the next few years? The uses of carbon fiber as an innovative solution are almost endless. Even now, more and more innovation is occurring with this state-of-the-art material. Are you ready to explore...
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High-end luxury vehicles derive their value from the quality of their craftsmanship. They combine the highest caliber engineering, manufacturing, and materials possible. So it makes sense manufacturers of luxury automobiles would integrate carbon fiber into their cutting-edge supercars. But what makes carbon fiber so popular when it comes to building luxury cars? To find out,...
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At SMI Composites, we use high-quality materials such as carbon fiber filaments. Professionals utilize this strong material for manufacturing and 3D printing. Using this material allows us to produce the finest end products. Carbon fiber filament is stiffer and lighter than steel. Request a quote if you’re interested in using this composite for your engineering projects. It’s...
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  Carbon fiber’s been used in countless materials and products since the late 1800s. With such longevity comes incredible durability and strength. But how strong is carbon fiber actually? And what makes it so strong? That’s what we’re here to look at today. Read on to find out more about carbon fibers and how strong...
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The carbon fiber industry is projected to grow from an estimated value of 3.7 billion dollars to 8.9 billion by 2031. That’s over double within a decade! Carbon fiber composites were quite expensive and associated mostly with the aerospace and automobile industry. Therefore, now they are becoming widely used, this is in part due to...
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Did you know carbon fiber is five times stronger than steel? Carbon fibers make up more than 90% carbon content. It is mainly known for its’ high tensile strength, high stiffness, and low density. Due to its high strength and density, carbon fiber sheets have a wide variety of uses in the manufacturing world. It’s...
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Did you know that the carbon fiber weave has been around since the early 1960s? This single material that can be used to make car components, prosthetic limbs, and help you build the finest aircraft has seen use in a growing number of industries for almost 60 years! If you want to know more about this material...
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Carbon fibers are constantly evolving. Even to the point where using carbon fiber materials in manufacturing is more affordable. That’s why we should jump into adopting graphite fiber (carbon fiber) materials now. But first, we need to understand the various materials and weaves available. This carbon fiber guide covers various types of carbon fiber, applications,...
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