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      03-30-2011, 12:19 PM   #1
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OT: Carbon Fiber in Non-Automotive Applications

Carbon Fiber intakes, hoods, badges, etc are talked about a lot in this forum. I thought you might like to see how carbon fiber is used in other applications as well.

This is a Luis & Clark carbon fiber violin. The entire body, finger board, and peg box are made of laminated carbon fiber.



Feel free to post your own non-automotive carbon fiber spottings.
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^ very cool!!
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Totally cool!

I saw the construction of a CF cello on "How it's made" last week. Pretty interesting stuff.
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the carbon fiber violin jumped right out at me cos i've been playing the fiddle since four. i can't imagine the cf violin sounding any good as i'm sure the resonance properties of cf and aged, dry wood differ a great deal?

nonetheless, cool pic. why ain't anyone commenting on the format67 video i created a thread about?
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A lot of CF in the Wallypower 118

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Damn... That^ is SICK!
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I love that boat, and thankfully, some manufacturers are copying that style at a lower cost
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They are also coming out with a 55 though how extensive the CF use is I can't recall

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other than the automotive and aeronautical industries, one of the most interesting places to see how cf is used, look to the bicycle industry. They have carbon frames for road and mountain bikes, carbon wheels for road and mountain bikes, etc.
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I have carbon fiber in my skates and hockey stick lol,

Reebok 11K skates and stick, I actually love them so much I have both white and black skates

for pic's see www.reebokhockey.com
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Reebok 11K skates and stick, I actually love them so much I have both white and black skates

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Read this and looked at location expecting Canada... NJ

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the carbon fiber violin jumped right out at me cos i've been playing the fiddle since four. i can't imagine the cf violin sounding any good as i'm sure the resonance properties of cf and aged, dry wood differ a great deal?

nonetheless, cool pic. why ain't anyone commenting on the format67 video i created a thread about?
I should make a video of this, but actually the CF violin sounds great. It's very bright, and much more sensitive than my old wood violin; though my wood violin is nothing special. The CF does project sound differently than a normal violin. Where in a normal violin the majority of the sound is projected through the f holes, the CF violin projects its sound through the entire body. The CF body conducts sound waves much better than wood does, so the sound protrudes evenly in every direction. When I'm playing, it sounds a bit hollow, but from a few feet away it sounds like a great violin.
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^interesting. i've always been under the impression tt the workmanship of the two pieces of wood - the face piece with the f-holes and the base piece - gives a specific violin it's aural characteristics. the exact position of the sound post and bass bar, together with the exact construction of the bridge, also affects sound. as violins age, the wood progressively dries out and this enhances the sound. even the lacquer used to varnish the wood affects the sound properties. there are just so many factors and hence my scepticism toward a cf violin. kudos cos it's different, and probably costs a fair bit
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Awesome site benmoooon... Seriously thinking about picking up some of these cool items.

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Carbon is still silly in automotive applications too. This is where it's meant to be used.

I got real handy working with composites on these projects.


One of my fathers carbon toys,


I call this one the carbon brick.


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