How carbon fiber is made – Introducing the braiding machine!

How carbon fiber is madeCarbon fiber consists of thin but strong crystalline filaments of carbon that are mostly used as strengthening material, especially in ceramics and resins. Carbon fiber has many properties that make it irreplaceable.

This material is of high stiffness, has low weight, high tensile strength, high-temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion. Because of this, it is quite popular in aerospace, military, civil engineering, motorsports and many other fields.

In the video below, you can see a machine that constructs parts out of a super strong weave, called braiding machine. Check it out!