Carbon fiber has saved many lives on motor racing circuits by its unparalleled strength and damage tolerance in body structures.
Fremont, CA: Carbon fiber is a material that consists of thin, strong crystalline filaments of carbon. It is used to strengthen materials. Carbon fiber has become a part of everyday lives as it is available in a wide range of useful forms and has various applications. The thin filaments are woven and shaped into sheets and tubes for construction purposes.
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Carbon fiber is used in sports for a number of purposes - from the stiffening of running shoes to ice hockey sticks, golf clubs, and tennis racquets. It is also used in crash helmets for horse riders, rock climbers, and motorcyclists to reduce the risk of head injury. ‘Shells’ are built from it. Carbon fiber has saved many lives on motor racing circuits by its unparalleled strength and damage tolerance in body structures.
Carbon Fiber in Aircrafts
Carbon fiber has made it to the moon on spacecraft. It is also a fundamental part of aircraft components, and structures for it reduces aviation parts’ weight without compromising with their strength. Almost 30 percent of all carbon fiber is used in the aerospace industry. From fighter jets to microlights, helicopters to gliders, carbon fiber is present everywhere, simplifying maintenance and increasing range.
Using carbon fiber has various advantages over other materials in the medical field. For instance, the material is ‘radiolucent,’ which means it is transparent to X-rays and shows as black on X-ray images. Carbon fiber is a very suitable component in imaging equipment structures to support doing X-ray of limbs or radiation treatment.