Carbon Fiber By: Jake Palmer

What is Carbon Fiber?

Layers of Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fiber is a type of composite. A composite is any material made of at least two other materials.

Examples of Carbon Fiber

One example of Carbon Fiber is a snowboard called the mystery board by Burton. This board is fully made of Carbon Fiber; what makes this board very good is that it's very flexible and it's very strong.

Why is Carbon Fiber better than most materials?

  • High Strength to weight ratio
  • Rigidity
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Fatigue Resistance
  • Good tensile strength but Brittle
  • Fire Resistance/Not flammable
  • High Thermal Conductivity in some forms
  • Low coefficient of thermal expansion
  • Non poisonous
  • Biologically inert
  • X-Ray Permeable
  • Self Lubricating
  • Excellent EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) Shielding Property
  • Relatively Expensive
  • Requires specialized experience and equipment to use.

Carbon Fiber vs Aluminum


Carbon fiber has improved strength as well as reduced weight. Also, carbon fiber does not absorb water.

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