Carbon-fiber reinforcement in plastics makes possible lightweight parts with outstanding strength and rigidity. but until recently, the cost of the fibers and of processing the reinforced parts has limited uses to aerospace components and high-priced sports equipment. These costs are being trimmed, however; some moulding compounds, at the lower end of the performance range, are already selling for well under $10/lb. Here's a look at the various types and forms of fiber available, and how they are combined in plastic matrices.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Penton Publishing Company

    Penton Building, 1111 Chester Avenue
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44113
  • Authors:
    • Shepler, R E
    • Towne, M K
    • Saylor, D K
  • Publication Date: 1979-5-24

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 88-95
  • Serial:
    • Machine Design
    • Volume: 51
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: Penton Media, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0024-9114

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303849
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM