Helicopters, planes and racecars use carbon fiber parts because of their strength and lightweight construction. Demand is so great that the global carbon fiber market size is projected to reach $6.3 billion (USD) by 2025.
With this increasing demand for carbon fiber companies manufacturing it are confronted with serious challenges:
Increasing production of carbon fiber with specific properties, such as stiffness and strength, while maintaining quality;
Ensuring adaptability of carbon fibers into different manufacturing processes, starting with braiding directly from the roving spool, through resin-impregnated towpregs reinforcement fibers for winding and automated laying processes to fabrics scrims, which are draped manually or robot-based;
Complying with the stringent safety requirements of the aviation industry.
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