The marine market is easily the most deeply permeated of all marketplaces supplied through the composites industry. Yachts, sailboats along with other crafts use substantial amounts of gel coat, core material, glassfibre and, in certain applications, carbon fibre.
Composites are found in 7 of 10 most commonly used outside sports and leisure activities. Figures provided in the 2010 Composites World Carbon Fibre Conference in La Jolla, California, established that sports will account for 5,5 million kg of carbon fibre by 2015, worldwide.
Composites have at length been utilised in cars and trucks, mainly underneath the hood in addition to the interior. High-performance motor vehicles used carbon fibre for several years, and today new high-speed production technologies are permitting carbon fibre to advance into production automobiles.
Trains, buses and subways make extensive use of composites in vehicle body sections, air conditioning enclosures and interior parts and components. Growing interest in light-weighting in this particular market presents pretty good possibilities for lots more composites’ application.
Rowing equipment, golf equipment, tennis rackets, hockey sticks, bicycle parts and headgear all take advantage of the high strength and lightweight weight characteristics of composites - particularly carbon fibre composites.
Stylish accessories and casings
The advantages of carbon fibre in your house are actually as wide-ranging as the creative imagination, whether it is style or application. For people that are style-conscious, it's typically called ‘the new black’.
We are able to make a shiny black bath tub made with carbon fibre, a counter-top or coffee table - you'll be able to have exactly that, out of the box.
Fashionable luggage or suitcases, cases for music instruments, bicycles, rifles, iPhone cases, pens as well as bow ties - the look and feel of carbon fibre items is exclusive and sexy.
The style of musical instruments using advanced composite materials seeks to identify new ways to use the initial properties provided by composites. By benefiting from a distinctive mixture of structural and acoustic qualities together, it's expected that composites can imitate, or maybe enhance, conventional handmade instruments.
Carbon fibre offers several positive aspects more than many other materials in the healthcare industry, including the simple fact that it is ‘radiolucent’ - transparent to X-rays and shows as black on X-ray images. It is utilised widely in imaging devices to assist arms or legs being X-rayed or treated with radiation.
The use of carbon fibre to improve of damaged cruciate ligaments in the knee is now being researched, but one of the most well-known health-related use is that of prosthetics - artificial limbs. South African athlete Oscar Pistorius brought carbon fibre limbs to prominence, after the International Association of Athletics Federations didn't exclude him from competing in the Beijing Olympics. His controversial carbon fibre right leg has been believed to give him an unfair advantage, and there is still significant discussion about this.
Extreme temperature devices
Metal matrix composites made up of nanofibres are able to resist abnormal temperatures - the key to top rated mechanical properties under extreme temperature and pressure. For this reason ideal for developing composites for applications in electronic products and also structural components like exhaust pipes.