carbon fiber


Definition of carbon fiber

: a very strong lightweight synthetic fiber made especially by carbonizing acrylic fiber at high temperatures also : a material made from such fibers embedded in a resinous matrix a high-performance automobile with a carbon fiber body

Examples of carbon fiber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was charged with violating U.S. sanctions by circumventing export controls on carbon fiber, according to U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman of the Southern District of New York. Fox News, "Iranian citizen who violated US sanctions by exporting carbon fiber gets prison time," 14 Nov. 2019 While the exact details vary based on the frame material (aluminum and carbon fiber are options), geometry, and components, at a minimum this bike weighs over 47lbs (21kg). John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Pedaling with extra power: A look at Trek’s new electric bike," 23 Sep. 2019 With a SRAM Force drivetrain, Mavic wheels, and Pinarello’s lithe carbon fiber, the Dyodo could pass for a race bike. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "Excellent E-Bikes for Racing, Commuting, and Hauling," 4 July 2019 That expensive carbon fiber shell was recovered after flight by two ships rigged with large nets, saving the company $8 million. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, "SpaceX builds out satellite network with a milestone launch," 11 Nov. 2019 The lightweight kite, which is made of carbon fiber, canreach a max length from a base station of 85 feet and fly autonomously in circles with guidance from computers. Ahiza Garcia, CNN, "This kite could harness more of the world's wind energy," 1 Oct. 2019 Using carbon fiber models seemed like a perfect solution. Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, "These musical instruments are tough enough for travel in rural Alaska," 12 Sep. 2019 The use of advanced materials such as carbon fiber, composites, and exotic metals, combined with different types of joining processes, complicates the manufacturing process. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Even Building the F-35 Is a High-Tech Process," 3 July 2019 All of the production pieces are identical to those of the concept and are finished in glossy carbon fiber, aside from the new 19-inch wheels. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "Toyota Releases TRD Performance Styling Parts for the 2020 Supra," 20 May 2019

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First Known Use of carbon fiber

1960, in the meaning defined above

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3 Dec 2019

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“Carbon fiber.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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