Much of the process is still manual. A mold tool is manufactured often from aluminium or steel depending on the quantity of parts required. The carbon fiber prepreg sheets are then manually laid by skilled technicians.
Advantages of Carbon Fiber
- High strength to weight ratio
- Weight saving applications
- Good surface finish
- Complex part geometry
- Great for low volumes
Automotive, aerospace, applications where light weight but high strength parts are required, replacing sheet metal parts