This Month in Carbon Fiber: November 2013

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CFG Updates

Store Improvements

We’ve been busy improving some things on our online store.  We’re starting to use larger, more detailed product images, so you can really see each products details.  We also improved the layout in which pictures are shown on the site so you can go through them quicker and easier.

On our category pages, we completely revamped our filtering system.  You’ll be able to discover items quicker and easier than ever before.  You can more easily sort by price ranges, new items will load without having to re-load the page, and more!

100% Carbon Fiber Travel Cigar Cases

A cigar lover will absolutely love our new cases, they are made completely from carbon fiber with no other materials or fillers.  Available in a 2-finger and a 3-finger version.  Very lightweight and very strong, and fit right in your coat pocket.

Carbon fiber travel cigar cases

Modern Carbon Fiber Decor

This curved display is handmade in Bulgaria and is made completely out of carbon fiber.  The unique finish has a matte appearance that is extremely durable.  For what it is, it also has a very reasonable price point as well.

Carbon fiber curved display with Apples

A Higher Quality Carbon Fiber Wallet

Our carbon fiber wallets have always been popular among carbon fiber enthusiasts, but the only higher quality one we’ve carried until now is the Michael Toschi version.  There’s nothing wrong with that, but the Michael Toschi Slimline has a very minimalist style, where most people would prefer more organization options.  Now we’ve got a new option called the Londono Sport:

Londono carbon fiber sports wallet

This wallet uses a very high-grade leather, made by hand in Colombia.  The carbon fiber is plain weave and inset down the middle, going from one side to the other with no spine seams.  With 8 card pockets and 2 internal pockets, it’s more than enough for a normal wallet user that needs organization.

Gentleman Carbon Fiber Weekend Bag

To match the wallet above, you’ve gotta see the Londono East Travel bag.  This was custom designed by our team here, and the end result is stunning.  There is so much awesome factor with this bag that you really just need to see it in person to get a true appreciation for it.

Londono carbon fiber easy travel bag

This is also made by and in Colombia, takes about 20 hours to make by an expert artisan, and each is individually numbered.  You’ll have to read through the product page to see everything, but one of the really neat things is that the one bag uses three different types of carbon fiber.  The sides are a twill weave with a matte finish, the flap and zipper handles have gloss twill weave inlay, and the handles are made of plain weave with aluminum ends.

Industry News

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:

New composites-intensive roadable aircraft debuts

The SkyRunner, a light-sport aircraft with a paraglide wing and car body doesn’t require an airport for operation.

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SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers wins award

The company is recognized as one of the State of Washington’s Manufacturers of the Year for 2013, recognized for green technology, innovation and more.

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Zoltek demonstrates Surface RTM for automotive body panels

Zoltek, working with partners KraussMaffei, Henkel, Chomarat and Ruhl has developed a high-speed process for the resin transfer molding (RTM) of carbon fiber/polyurethane auto body panels with Class A surfaces.

Zoltek demonstrates Surface RTM for automotive body panels

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AMTII, Adherent to open carbon fiber recycling/sizing plant

AMTII Corp. will partner with Adherent Technologies to bring the latter’s recycling technology to market in the Oklahoma or Kansas area in 2014, serving nearby industrial and aircraft manufacturing centers.

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Hexcel, Boeing expand Aerospace Composites Malaysia facility

Hexcel and Boeing are spending $17 million to expand their joint venture, Aerospace Composites Maylaysia, by 125,000 sq ft to support increased production by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Product highlights: JEC Americas 2013, Boston

CompositesWorld reports on some of the new products introduced at the JEC Americas 2013 show, held recently in Boston, Mass., USA.

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SGL launches high-performance carbon fiber yarn production

Germany-based SGL Group has begun production of SIGRAFIL C SBY stretch-broken carbon fiber yarn at its facility in Scotland.

SGL launches high-performance carbon fiber yarn production

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Third wind blade break for GE

A third 48.7m/160-ft blade has broken off a GE 1.6-100 turbine.

Third wind blade break for GE

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Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, August, 2013

Week of Nov 5: Aerospace job opportunities at Toray Carbon Fibers America, Washington State University, Boeing and Hexcel.

Week of Nov 12: Aerospace industry job opportunities at Boeing, Cytec Aerospace Materials, PinPoint, Toray Carbon Fibers America and C-K Composites.

Week of Nov 19: Aerospace industry job opportunities at Aurora Flight Sciences, Amtech LLC, UTC Aerospace Systems and Hexcel.

Week of Nov 26: Aerospace industry job opportunities at Boeing, Cobham, Exelis, Cytec Industries and more.

Be sure to check out our carbon fiber store, where our specialty is in lifestlyle products.