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Afzal Hussain It s use in Formula 1 and sports cars.

Made up of fibres Small strands woven together Epoxy resin Aluminium layer High strength to weight ratio

F1 and Motorsport
Developed initially in the 1980 s Extremely high torsional stiffness Amazing crash performance Very lightweight

Very thin, pure carbon fibres Epoxy polymer provides reinforced strength Resin acts as glue to hold fibres together
70% Lighter than Steel 40% Lighter than Aluminium 35% Lighter than Magnesium Alloy

High resistance to: Corrosion Creep Fatigue Very high stiffness and compression Customization of fibre arrangement

Up to 600 / kg
Several Key Reasons: Complex material Wastage Inability to auto manufacture Demand on resources are high

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