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Boeing, Team USA to Recycle 7,000 lbs. of Carbon Fiber

Boeing and Oracle’s Team USA are about to embark on one of the largest composite recycling projects ever: repurposing 7,000 lbs. of carbon fiber from the USA-71, which was built for the 2003 America’s Cup. Continue reading

Carbon Fiber Covers $4.6 Million Lamborghini

Automobili Lamborghini is celebrating its 50th anniversary in style with the debut of its new supercar, the Veneno, which is the fastest and rarest car the company has ever released.

Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the car can reach speeds of 220 miles per hour, sports a 12-cylinder, 6.5-litre engine, and a 7-speed ISR transmission. It can go from 0 to 60 in less than 3 seconds. Continue reading

Carbon Fiber Construction Used in 310 mph High-speed Train

High-speed trains in China have regularly topped the 186 mph (300 kmh) mark. Now, that country’s largest train maker, CSR Corp., is launching a test train that incorporates a streamlined design and lighter-weight materials that could reach speeds up to 310 mph (500 kmh).

The six-carriage train has a tapered front that was inspired by ancient Chinese swords. The body is constructed from plastic material reinforced with carbon fiber, which, according to news reports, increased the bodywork strength by 22.7% while reducing the overall weight. It has a maximum drawing power of 22,800 kilowatts (compared to 9,600 kilowatts for the trains now in service on the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Railway). The streamlined shape is expected to decrease drag.

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