Element Case Bring Us New Galaxy S4 Carbon Fiber Cases
Both cases feature a technology called SBS (Sound Boost System), which re-route the S4’s sound from the back to the front. It sounds simple, but it does make quite a noticeable difference.
The the more expensive Eclipse utilizes a billet aluminum front surround and even integrates a kickstand onto the back.
Partnership with World Renowned Magic Duo
This is what happens when you partner magic duo Dan & Dave with a high-end material like carbon fiber. This gorgeous playing card case is made from an anodized black aluminum, with genuine carbon fiber on all sides.
Out of This World with the monCarbone Crater Carbon Fiber iPhone 5 Case
The monCarbone Crater is a very unique concept for a carbon fiber case. The shell itself is made from 100% carbon fiber, but features “crater” cutouts on the back. These are beveled at the edges and create a very unique look that allows you to see all of the carbon fiber layers. Combine this with the included backplate (silver or black), you really get a super cool look unlike anything we’ve seen before.
Show Off Your Business Cards in Style
These carbon fiber business/credit card cases are handmade in the UK by Cardissimo. These are put together extremely well, and the attention to detail is what we love most. The surround is made of lightweight aluminum (available in silver or gold), and offers an exquisite contrast to the black carbon fiber. The finger hole makes it very easy and natural to pull a card out.
We’ve partnered with the folks at Composites World to bring you monthly updates in the more technical world of carbon fiber. Here’s what’s new this month:
The BMW i3 is coming, but will consumers buy in?
One of the advantages that aircraft manufacturers have is that when they launch a new model, there follows several years of order-taking which, even if not immediately profitable, provides a sense of revenue to come.
HITCO receives manufacturing technology award
Carbon fiber composites specialist HITCO is recognized by The Composites Consortium for its work in large-scale composite structures for U.S. heavy lift launch vehicles.
Quickstep fast-tracking commercialization of Resin Spray Transfer technology
Quickstep’s Resin Spray Transfer (RST) technology is designed for high-speed manufacture of composite automotive parts and will be licensed by the company.
Revisioning the Viper: Clamshell hood challenge
Autoclave-cured carbon-fiber prepreg hood/fender combo proves as technically formidable as it is visually stunning.
Additives and modifiers: Matrix optimization
New and reengineered modifiers for thermosets and thermoplastics target previously elusive goals in composites processing and performance.
Modular design eases big wind blade build
First segmented composite blade increases power generation, eases installation and keeps weight and costs in check.
If not automotive then … what?
CT columnist and president of Dayton, Ohio-based Quickstep Composites Dale Brosius says it’s not too early for composites industry operatives who are pursuing the automotive holy grail to begin exploration and market development elsewhere.
Carbon fiber grids replace steel in facade panels
A 3-D carbon fiber reinforcement developed by SGL Group and V. FRAAS Solutions in Textile GmbH helps reduce thickness required for concrete facade panels used in building and construction.
JEC Americas 2013 to emphasize innovations in composites
JEC Americas 2013, Oct. 2-4 in Boston, Mass., USA, will feature the Innovative Composites Summit to explore trends in materials, markets and processing.
Dow Automotive to present Global Automotive Lightweighting Materials Conference
The presentations will be part of the conference being held at the Cobo Center in Detroit.
New manned submersible to feature carbon fiber composite hull
OceanGate Inc.’s five-person Cyclops submersible will feature a carbon fiber hull manufactured via automated fiber placement and can reach depths of 3,000m/9,800 ft.
GE Aviation begins testing composite blades for GE9X engine
A redesigned carbon fiber composite blade for the GE9X engine, which will power the 777X, allowed GE Aviation to reduce total blade count to 16 per engine and help reduce overall weight.
Matrix Composites delivers composite spacers to U.S. Air Force
Matrix has delivered its final low rate initial production wind tunnel blade spacer to the U.S. Air Force at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee.
Carbon Fiber 2013 conference agenda nears completion
Recently added presentations for the Dec. 9-12 conference will cover composites analysis and optimization, automotive light-weighting, insulation using lignin carbon fibers, 3-D printing with carbon fiber and carbon fiber export controls.
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, August, 2013
Week of Aug 6: Aerospace job opportunities at UTC Aerospace Systems, Hexel, ITT, Cobham and Barrday.
Week of Aug 13: Aerospace job opportunities at Liebherr Aerospace Saline, Cytec Aerospace Materials, Hexcel, Pinpoint and Sanders Composites.
Week of Aug 20: Aerospace job opportunities at Intertek, Boeing, ITT, PinPoint and Cytec Engineered Materials.
Week of Aug 27: Aerospace job opportunities at Moseley Technical Services, Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber and Composites Inc., AIJ Executive Search, Cytec Engineered Materials and ITT Exelis.