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composite materials
  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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Manufacturers could soon use carbon fiber composite to improve vehicle fuel efficiency by 35%. That percentage equals about $5,000 per year in fuel savings Yet, fuel savings aren’t the only use case for carbon fiber composites. Companies also use it to make lightweight, durable luxury goods. Continue reading to learn more about five uses for...
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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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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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Despite global interruptions, analysts predict the fiberglass market will grow from $18 million in 2021 to $25 million in 2028. However, experts believe carbon fiber will increase more than its counterpart. However, that brings us to the following question based on the data above. Fiberglass vs. carbon fiber (CF), which one’s better for most applications?...
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The carbon fiber industry is expected to grow to over $8.9 billion by 2031, indicating its widespread use and popularity. However, many people are still unsure whether they should use carbon fiber or fiberglass for manufacturing. A lot of this stems from many not fully understanding the differences between the two materials. So what are the...
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As the years pass by, companies all over continuously seek cost-effective ways to mass-produce their products. One method that has gained tremendous traction with companies is to use composite materials. And one extremely versatile and efficient material used is carbon fiber molding. If you’ve been searching for a piece of material that is luxurious but...
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Are you stuck searching for the highest quality carbon fiber? Is this search delaying the profits your business deserves? Well, you should know that there’s a reason for this. Covid-19 caused a dramatic decline in carbon fiber demand worldwide. Because of this, companies are having to go to never before seen lengths to acquire this sturdy...
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Manufacturers desire high strength and lightweight products. Elite companies take advantage of carbon fibers and their simple process. Is it time to consider carbon fiber parts in your manufacturing? The aerospace and medical industries are shifting parts to carbon fiber production. So, to learn more about the process and how it can work for your...
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