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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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The US Department of Labor reports that materials engineering jobs will grow by 8 percent between now and 2030. That means more than 25,000 more jobs will available in the US workforce. One of these emerging engineering jobs is a composites manufacturing engineer. Want to learn more on how to become a part of this...
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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 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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The carbon fiber market is expected to reach a value of over $2.3 billion by 2025. The exponential value and growth are due to the material’s various applications. What are the uses of carbon fiber to make it so important? Throughout this carbon fiber guide, you’ll learn about the benefits of using this material. After...
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A single strand of human hair can hold up to 3 ounces of weight, more than a dozen pennies, without breaking. Combine all the hairs on your head and your hair could hold up to 12 tons! Now, imagine a carbon-based filament, smaller in diameter than a human hair, that is 5 times stronger than steel....
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Did you know that you can find carbon fiber across all industries and not just cars? You can use it to make everything from airplane wings and bicycles to golf clubs and now watches. For watchmakers, there are many benefits to using carbon fiber. It provides the perfect balance of durability and weightlessness. Read on...
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The global carbon fiber market reached a value of $3.7 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow to $8.9 billion by 2031. Carbon fiber has several characteristics that make it one of the most useful and versatile materials available today. The use of carbon fiber can give many benefits. To find out why, keep reading....
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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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