The Beauty of Carbon Fiber

Posted by Appleman Bicycles in Around The Shop, Blog

One of many reasons I’m obsessed with carbon fiber is its inherent, natural beauty.   While testing new materials, I haphazardly created this beautiful carbon fiber shape.  The picture shows two layers of unidirectional carbon that is cross-plied together, wrapped around a tube and frozen in shape.   Each layer consists of 12,000 (12k) individual carbon filaments.  Notice how each layer gently spreads to conform to the shape.  Beauty in the raw.

 

beautiful carbon fiber

The beauty of carbon fiber.

30 Apr 2013 1 comment
  • Bill May 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm /

    Use that on a headtube……..Bill

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