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Bentley Bentayga’s new composite wheels are the first to earn TÜV certification

Bentley Bentayga’s new composite wheels are the first to earn TÜV certification

If you happen to fancy the Bentley Bentayga, you’d be a fool to pass up on Mulliner’s newest 22-inch carbon-fiber wheels. Of course, you might say, “my Mustang Shelby GT500 has carbon-fiber wheels, so what’s the big deal?” As it turns out, Bentley and Mulliner’s newest carbon-fiber wheels are the first composite wheels to pass all rigorous TÜV (Technischer Überwachungsverei - Technical Inspection Association) standards.

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3D printed carbon fiber scooter promises custom sizing at a price

3D printed carbon fiber scooter promises custom sizing at a price

Carbon fiber is typically the preserve of supercars, but a new electric scooter startup aims to bring custom 3D printing of the lightweight material within reach of riders wanting a more comfortable urban commute. Scotsman does away with glue altogether, the company says, and makes all of the key components not only from carbon fiber composite but in bespoke sizing too.

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Picasso PS-01 is a Swiss hypercar that weighs 1985 pounds

Picasso PS-01 is a Swiss hypercar that weighs 1985 pounds

A new Swiss hypercar has been revealed by a company called Picasso Automotive. The first car from the company is called the Picasso PS-01, and it's incredibly light. The car is constructed entirely from carbon fiber and weighs 1985 pounds. One of the body's carbon fiber panels is 10.5 feet long and is said to be the longest carbon fiber panel ever used on a car.

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Researchers develop carbon nanotube material stronger than kevlar

Researchers develop carbon nanotube material stronger than kevlar

While the material pictured above might not look like much, it is actually both stronger and more pliable than kevlar or carbon fiber. Developed by researchers from the East China University of Science & Technology, the film is made from carbon nanotubes, getting its strength from tubes that remain aligned parallel to each other, as opposed to other materials that use different layouts.

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Chiron too mainstream? Check out Bugatti’s super-luxe sport yacht

Chiron too mainstream? Check out Bugatti’s super-luxe sport yacht

What do you do when a Bugatti car isn't sufficiently rare and expensive to single you out? You buy a Bugatti boat instead. The supercar manufacturer has taken just enough time out from working on the upcoming Chiron to team with motor yacht builder Palmer Johnson, and the result is the Niniette series, a line of open carbon-fiber sport yachts.

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Carbon Revolution teams with Ford for carbon fiber wheel supply

Carbon Revolution teams with Ford for carbon fiber wheel supply

Ford has been big on making awesome performance cars over the last few years and tow of the coolest of those performance cars are the Shelby GT350R and the Ford GT. Both of those cars will get impressive and very light carbon fiber wheels. The company that will be producing those carbon fiber wheels is from Australia and is called Carbon Revolution.

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New inexpensive method turns carbon dioxide into nanofibers

New inexpensive method turns carbon dioxide into nanofibers

Carbon emissions -- the same kind of pollution that is spawning giant crabs -- can be turned into carbon nanofibers using a new method said to be "potentially a lot cheaper" than current methods. Said the researcher behind it, the new method offers a “means of storing and sequestering carbon dioxide in a useful manner, a stable manner, and in a compact manner.” The new method could have big implications for the environment — if renewable energy is used to power the conversion process, it will be a particularly effective way to reduce carbon pollution levels.

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Carbon Black gives wheelchairs a modern style upgrade

Carbon Black gives wheelchairs a modern style upgrade

Carbon Black is a wheelchair designed to look modern and minimalistic, a change up from the long-held traditional wheelchair design that is both antiquated and heavy. Because Carbon Black is made nearly entirely from carbon fiber, it sheds most of that weight at a little under 19lbs. This makes the wheelchair light enough for users to handle it themselves, putting it in and removing it from vehicles, for example. In addition to the ultra light weight and modern design are integrated LED "headlights".

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MarkForged Mark One 3D printer prints carbon fiber objects

MarkForged Mark One 3D printer prints carbon fiber objects

When it comes to making parts for high-end racecars, many of them are made from carbon fiber. Making parts with carbon fiber is a labor-intensive process that requires lots of work by hand to create the parts. A man named Gregory Mark knows how labor intensive the process is because he owns a company that makes racecar wings using carbon fiber.

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Samsung carbon-fiber JV paves way for tough & light phones and tablets

Samsung carbon-fiber JV paves way for tough & light phones and tablets

Samsung has quietly formed a new carbon-fiber joint venture that will see the company develop new casings and components for electronics, among other things, paving the way for lightweight but super-strong phones and tablets. The new Samsung SGL Carbon Composite Materials JV comes as the Samsung Petrochemical division inks a deal with SGL Group, a specialist in carbon, graphite, carbon-fiber, and composites, which is expected to see the various Samsung affiliates - such as the electronics, chemical, and machine divisions - benefit from access to the new product development.

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Lamborghini Sesto Elemento carbon-fiber monster makes track debut

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento carbon-fiber monster makes track debut

When a company like Lamborghini describes a car as "extreme" then you know it's going to be uncompromising; unsurprisingly, then, the Sesto Elemento takes no prisoners on its first trip to the track. Designed as a limited edition to demonstrate the Italian company's carbon fiber talents, the 999kg Sesto Elemento is capable of a 0-62mph run in 2.5s from its screaming V10 engine. And, as vesuvius TOH's video of the car's first meeting with the track shows, even in comparison to other Lamborghini cars, the racer stands out.

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Koenigsegg Aircore carbon fiber wheels appear in metal-free, hollow construction

Koenigsegg Aircore carbon fiber wheels appear in metal-free, hollow construction

Carbon fiber is a great piece of technology. It can replace metals in many instances, including car wheels like the new Aircore wheels from Koenigsegg, which come with the auto maker's new 2013 Agera R automobile. These are made from pure carbon fiber, with the spokes and hub of the wheel being completely hollow and constructed in one piece.

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