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Project page and complete shipping list at: http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/composites-tutorials/make-a-carbon-fibre-bonnet-hood-part1 Incredible series of advanced composites video tutorials showing exactly how to make a professional carbon fibre (fiber) car bonnet/hood. In Part 1 of the series we demonstrate the process of making moulds for the inner and outer skin by using the original steel part. Full details of this project including links to buy all products at: http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/composites-tutorials/make-a-carbon-fibre-bonnet-hood-part1 Starter kit containing all of the mould making materials: http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/starter-kits/uni-mould-complete-mould-making-kit.html
NEW ! Revised Version of Carbon Fiber. I decided to do a updated version of Carbon Fiber since I get asked so many questions about it. I also did a full length video that is for sale on my web site that is packed full of different ways to use this technique.
Jesse Smith, Innovation Valley's director of technology discusses the growing carbon fiber industry and East Tennessee's role in the research and development of more cost effective means of material production.
During the conventional carbon fiber conversion process, crimped or spooled PAN fiber feeds into the pretreatment module and proceeds through a steam heating and stretching process. From there, it enters the oxidation step. The material darkens in color from white to black as it weaves through multiple ovens. Simultaneously, oxygen is diffused into the fibers which undergo cross-linking to raise the melting temperature. It typically takes 80 to 120 minutes for the material to pass through the ovens, with oxidation occurring when the air temperature rises to 200 - 300 degrees Celsius. Next, the material makes a single pass through two carbonization furnaces. The first typically operates at 500 - 1000 degrees Celsius, the second at 1000 - 1500 degrees Celsius. Approximately half of the material is vaporized during carbonization, with gasses exhausted through an incineration system. The remaining material is nearly 100 percent pure carbon as it enters a surface treatment process that renders it chemically compatible with resin. A thin coat of polymer is applied to the carbon during sizing, which protects the fiber and makes it easier to handle. The carbon fiber is then dried and packaged -- typically by spooling.
Detailed tutorial covering some basic theory and practical advice on how to make a carbon fibre(fiber) sheet using different manufacturing processes of hand layup, resin infusion and out-of-autoclave (dry) carbon fibre. Full product list and further information for this tutorial is available here: http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/composites-tutorials/how-to-make-carbon-fibre-sheet The oven we use to cure the prepreg carbon fibre is available here: http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/tools-equipment-and-supplies/composites-workshop-equipment/OV301-precision-curing-oven.html
Low Cost Carbon Fiber Materials and Processing Technologies. For more details access: http://bit.ly/saeinternational-new-video