New Style Carbon Fiber Eyeglass Frames
We’ve recently brought on a couple new styles of our Custom 6 carbon fiber eyeglass frames. Introducing the C204/1 and the C231:
Both models are handmade in Italy and feature 100% carbon fiber frames with monoblock hinges. They are insanely light given the extensive use of carbon fiber. We have a few other models available that you can find here.
With hundreds of unique carbon fiber products available, we thought it was time to give our navigation a revamp. We’ve cleaned up the top portion of our site, and brought in a menu that you can find by hovering over shop. This will show a full list of all categories, including some new ones to help you find gifts and our favorite products. When we first launched this, we found that the menu wasn’t working on iPads or iPhones, after spending hours working on a fix, you’ll find that it should work now. Though we’re still cleaning things up a bit, if you find any bugs or issues, or just want to give some feedback…please reach out to us.
Free Shipping Experiment
We’re currently running a free shipping experiment where most orders over $75 can ship at no cost to you. Since we’re just experimenting, we can’t say how long it will last, so take advantage while you can.
We’ve partnered with the folks at Composites World to bring you weekly updates in the more technical world of carbon fiber. Here’s what’s new this week:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory opens carbon fiber technical center
The U.S. Department of Energy opens the Carbon Fiber Technology Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; the center will work on developing low-cost carbon fiber for automotive and other applications.
Rolls-Royce engines installed on A350 XWB MSN001
Airbus has installed on the first flight-test A350 XWB two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, as well as a Honeywelll auxiliary power unit, essentially “completing” the aircraft in preparation for summer flight testing.
Solar Impulse set for U.S. coast-to-coast flight
The ultralight solar-powered aircraft will start its cross-country flight in San Francisco, stopping off in Phoenix and Dallas before landing in Washington, D.C., and then onto its final destination, New York City.
The Solar Impulse has a carbon fiber structure.
SME: COMPOSITES Manufacturing 2013 colocates with AERODEF
Billed as “By Manufacturers. For Manufacturers,” The Society of Manufacturing Engineers defense-related exhibitions were held side-by-side this year at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Report on SAMPE Europe’s SEICO conference
As always, an interesting slate of presenters discussed innovative uses of composites and their march toward industrialization.
South Korea’s Hyosung to begin carbon fiber production this month
Seoul-based Hyosung to begin commercial production of its TANSOME carbon fiber at a plant in Jeonju, South Korea.
CompositesWorld’s Carbon Fiber 2013 issues call for papers
CompositesWorld is accepting presentation abstracts for its Carbon Fiber 2013 conference, to be held Dec. 9-12 at the Crowne Plaza in Knoxville, Tenn., USA.
SGL Group supports establishment of technology center for composites in Singapore
Academic and industry partners in Germany and Singapore have banded together to exploit the potential for education and research in Singapore, particularly with respect electric vehicle technologies.
Aeroindustryjobs: Jobs of the week, April 3, 2013
Aerospace job opportunities at Renegade Materials Corp., Maverick Molding Co., Spintech Ventures LLC, Cytec Engineered Materials and Hexcel.