“The cost of carbon fibre could drop, dramatically and be seen in far more applications.”

Australians figure out how to mass produce carbon fibre

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Tue, Feb 21st, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to techAU, CSIRO and Deakin University may have found a way to mass produce carbon fibre, a material known for being both light and strong. Apparently, the production process up to now has been very expensive, meaning that if this technology works, the cost of the composite material is bound to crash.

A breakthrough in the production of carbon fibre, would be game changer and if with the technology to simplify the creation, the cost of carbon fibre could drop, dramatically and be seen in far more applications.

Right now, carbon fibre is used in hypercars and supercars, aircraft, top end road bikes, basically the places where cost isn’t the primary criteria. With a dramatic drop in the cost, it could be used in low-cost applications and where weight is a concern, like vehicle propulsion, reducing weight, while maintaining strength, means this is a critical technology development.

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