Highly-aligned, short-fiber Tailorable Universal Feedstock for Forming achieves aerospace properties, metal-like formability in zero-waste, fiber-to-parts pilot plant.
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University researchers will work with industry partners to convert coal tar into carbon fiber for use in high-performance composite applications.
Definitions are important when discussing technology. Although often used interchangeably, the terms styrene and polystyrene refer to different materials.
Advanced Carbon Products LLC has developed and patented a continuous manufacturing process for the production of mesophase pitch carbon fiber precursor that will cost as little as $1.50/lb.
Compared to legacy materials like steel, aluminum, iron and titanium, composites are still coming of age, and only just now are being better understood by design and manufacturing engineers. However, composites’ physical properties — combined with unbeatable light weight — make them undeniably attractive.
The structural properties of composite materials are derived primarily from the fiber reinforcement. Fiber types, their manufacture, their uses and the end-market applications in which they find most use are described.
The search for a non-PAN precursor that can produce high-quality carbon fiber begins in earnest in Tennessee at the just-opened Carbon Fiber Technology Facility.