Day 26 – January 26 Spools of Carbon Yarn

Ever wonder what raw carbon fiber looks like when it comes from a supplier?  This is carbon yarn made of multiple strands gathered together.  I took  this picture today with three spools of yarn on my desk.  It’s fascinating what you can do with the material in a “raw” state and how you can transform it into a molded part (using resin) that is hard and so much stronger than many metals.   The material started out in military and aerospace applications, but the use has grown extensively commercially anywhere you want a super strong piece that will be lightweight – bicycles, camera tripods, car parts, etc.   I understand the biggest carbon composite businesses are actually in fishing poles and golf clubs.  Who’d have thought?!  Here’s a glipse of the spools for you…

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