Handmade Italian Carbon Fiber Sunglasses and Eyeglass Frames Back!
After a long hiatus, we’re finally able to bring back some sold out models, and even some new styles, of Custom 6 eyewear. These are sunglasses and eyeglass frames made of 100% carbon fiber in Italy. Check out the full collection of styles, all in stock, here.
A New Watch from Ravencrest Tactical
A real carbon fiber dial, large 42mm face and a “Breitling”-like band really make this watch stand out. The R2 watch is also affordable at just $299.
Finally, an iPhone Case with a Belt Clip
You guys have asked us for it for years, and now we finally have one for the iPhone 5/5S. Introducing the Rogue, by Element Case! This case is made from a mix of carbon fiber, TPU, polycarbonate and T6061 aluminum. The outcome is a super protective case, that even offers a good amount of front protection. Included is a removable belt clip, that also doubles as a viewing stand.
Carbon Fiber Gear Does MPact East
This year the MPact BMW & exotic car festival was held in Baltimore, and we were there displaying over 100 products. We had a fantastic time and it was a pleasure meeting everybody who stopped by.
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:
ATK delivers composite backbone for James Webb Telescope
Made primarily of carbon fiber composites, the James Webb Telescope backplane is designed to support three times its own weight and maintain dimensional accuracy to within 38 nm.
Reports: Samsung considering carbon fiber body for Galaxy S5
Samsung formed a joint venture with carbon fiber manufacturer SGL Group in June 2013 to develop composites for applications in electronics, and the S5 might be the first beneficiary.
Compression/induction technology added to Carbon Fiber conference lineup
Roctool’s Mathieu Boulanger will offer Carbon Fiber 2013 attendees information about his company’s high-speed compression molding process that uses induction heating.
Harper workshop reviews carbon fiber technology developments
Harper International’s 2013 Carbon Fiber R&D Workshop gathered carbon fiber experts from academia, industry and public sector to focus on the future of carbon fiber research and development.
Tailored Fiber Placement: Besting metal in volume production
Affordable automated production of highly optimized preforms and parts.
Beacon Power installs first flywheels at Pennsylvania energy storage plant
Beacon’s carbon fiber composite flywheels are designed to store excess energy during periods of low energy demand, and quickly discharge it during demand peaks.
Tooling up for larger launch vehicles
NASA and Janicki Industries demonstrate composites’ cost advantage in tooling for fabrication of 10m/33 ft diameter payload fairing for next-generation launch vehicle.
Formula 1 team optimizes car design-to-build process
FEA-to-CAD translation tool opens doors to cross-department communication and frees up time for R&D and test-piece manufacture.
Dieffenbacher acquires Fiberforge tape layup technology
Whatever the cause of the fire aboard the Ethiopian Airlines 787 Dreamliner parked at London’s Heathrow International Airport on July 12, one thing is now clear: It’s time for a major fuselage repair.
Highlights from the 2013 SPE ACCE
The 13th annual edition of the Society of Plastics Engineer’s Automotive Division composites conference is the largest ever, at a new venue.
BMW unveils the i8 hybrid sports car at Frankfurt Auto Show
The sportscar hybrid has an all-carbon Life module passenger cell integrated with an aluminum Drive module.
Spread tow carbon fiber featured in new line of Kemo bikes
Ultralight road bike made with TeXtreme spread tow fabrics developed by Oxeon.
Lamborghini intros new carbon-intensive model at Frankfurt
The new Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse features a large number of carbon parts for maximum performance.
BMW formally launches i3 manufacture and assembly
As BMW formally launches manufacture of the composites-intensive i3, the company reveals more information about the composites manufacturing and assembly process at its German facilities.
Toho Tenax preform technology wins AVK conference award
Toho Tenax’ Part via Preform (PvP) product integrates carbon fiber with binder resin, allowing for faster and simple preform manufacturing.
Key suppliers celebrate Bombardier CSeries first flight
Toho Tenax and Virtek, suppliers to the CSeries, congratulate the OEM on the successful first flight.
DSM helps The Netherlands’ human-powered vehicle team set new world record
Made from lightweight composite materials supplied by DSM Composite Resins AG (Schaffhausen, Switzerland), the team’s Velox3 vehicle reached 133.78 kmh (83 mph), winning the 2013 World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nev.
Caterham introduces carbon fiber concept car
U.K.-based Caterham Cars has introduced the AeroSeven Concept, which features carbon fiber composites and Formula 1-inspired styling.
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the month, September, 2013
Week of September 4: Aerospace industry job opportunities at GE Aviation, CHOMARAT Group, Hexcel Corp. and more.
Week of September 10: Aerospace industry job opportunities at SAMPE, 3D Plus, Boeing, Toray Composites America and more.
Week of September 24: Aerospace industry job opportunities at Amtech, Hexcel, Toray Composites (America), Cytec Aerospace Materials, and Boeing.