Scaling Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Production with Oxidation Technology
- Magazine Article
Few materials used in manufacturing today are as versatile and desirable in performance applications as carbon fiber. Also known as graphite fiber and carbon graphite, carbon fiber is made up of thin strands of carbon that vary in diameter from four to ten microns, dependent on manufacturer and use. Do not let the size of these fibers fool you. Carbon fiber is regarded as one of the lightest and strongest materials on Earth. Compared to a unit of steel, carbon fiber is up to ten times stronger, two times stiffer, and 66% lighter.