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[mass noun] A material consisting of thin, strong crystalline filaments of carbon, used as a strengthening material, especially in resins and ceramics.[as modifier] ‘a carbon-fibre brake disc’
- ‘The old folder your grandpa used to keep in his pocket has evolved into a high-tech tool made from titanium, carbon fiber and ceramics.’
- ‘The frame material is carbon fiber and it seems to have a clear coat of some kind over the decals so they do not just peel off.’
- ‘Its 24-horsepower engine, similar to those used on microlights, enables wings made of Kevlar, carbon fibre and epoxy resin to beat up and down.’
- ‘It was made by meticulously applying layers of carbon fiber tape infused with epoxy resin then baking it in a high-pressure oven.’
- ‘Fiberglass and carbon fiber materials lighten the load but increase the cost.’
- ‘Twiga designs, builds and finishes the tree houses in a range of colours, textures and materials ranging from natural wood and metal to carbon fibre and glass.’
- ‘The car he designed was made from carbon fibre and was so strong it could drive away from its front-impact crash test because the damage was so light.’
- ‘To complete the sporting picture, the whole carbon fibre chassis is painted a vivid metallic orange with titanium coloured wheels, headlamp casings, grille surround, twin tailpipes and spoiler brackets.’
- ‘Plastic knives, carbon-fiber knives, ceramic knives and chipped obsidian knives - which, when made correctly, have a sharper edge than surgical steel - have very faint magnetometer signatures.’
- ‘Materials such as lightweight carbon-fiber composites used in tennis racquets, boats, and other products were developed for the doors of the space shuttle.’
- ‘You or I might ride round on bikes with frames of steel, aluminium or even titanium, but for the elite racing cyclist there's only one material of choice: carbon-fibre composite.’
- ‘Composite materials like carbon fiber are making new planes sleeker, faster, and more efficient.’
- ‘The special carbon fiber material is more robust than a magnesium alloy.’
- ‘It's carbon fibre inside polystyrene and only weighs about 20 lb.’
- ‘In contrast, material such as carbon fiber, or even fiberglass, can be strong, yet very thin, on the order of a few millimeters.’
- ‘The new tank is made of carbon fibre, similar to materials used in high-end bicycles and tennis rackets.’
- ‘Weight for weight, carbon fibre reinforced epoxy resin is five times stiffer than any metal, yet much lighter.’
- ‘Titanium and carbon fiber make for strong, lightweight frames, but they are pricey.’
- ‘The airframe design makes wide use of structural bonding and composite materials, including Kevlar, Nomex and carbon fibre composites.’
- ‘This, coupled with the fact that they have in real terms fallen in price, makes carbon fibre the ideal material for fly rods.’
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