What's carbon fiber?
Carbon fiber is used in some of the most demanding applications on and off earth. From motorsports to aviation and space exploration, carbon fiber plays an integral role in all these places.
Let's talk about carbon fiber's strength
A single filament of carbon fiber is much stronger than aluminum and steel and it's much lighter too. When woven into a fabric and combined with an epoxy resin, the resulting composite is strong, stiff but lightweight. The ability to customize the weave-type and layup schedule of a carbon fiber component, lets engineers and carbon experts like me add extra strength and rigidity where needed most.
When combined with a high-performance epoxy resin carbon fiber can be formed into virtually any shape, with the benefit of having control over material layup to add extra rigidity or flexibility to areas of a component where necessary.
Carbon fiber in the car world
Todays most renowned and lucrative supercars are made with carbon fiber. The ability to create extremely complex shapes with incredible strength and low weight, makes carbon fiber the best choice of material. Because of its characteristics and intricate processing steps, carbon fiber components for super cars are mostly handmade. A large amount of precision and skill is required to correctly layup and process a carbon fiber component. When done correctly, the carbon fiber component will not only be superior in strength and weight to other materials, but also its aesthetic appeal. The holographic look of its black weave is truly mesmerizing and is one of the most recognizable attributes of this amazing material.
Trust STEVS because we're the experts
We at STEVS Design strive to create the highest quality and best-looking carbon fiber components on the market. We pay special attention to every single detail during our design workflow and our manufacturing processes. Additionally, we take inspiration from the culture and history of the best automotive icons and we make products that keep the passion and excitement flowing in our everyday lives.
We make cool things too:
Carbon fiber keychains - FineLine
Carbon Fiber keychains - Silhouette
Carbon fiber tie clips
Carbon fiber Cigar stands
Carbon fiber sheets - single sided
Carbon fiber sheets- double sided
Carbon fiber interior kit for 190E (W201) - Mercedes Benz
Carbon fiber 190E crown - Mercedes Benz
Carbon fiber lateral panels - Ferrari F355
Characteristics of carbon fiber
- High stiffness
- Low weight
- Aesthetically appealing
- Coating or painting optional
- High strength to weight ratio
- Thermally conductive
- Good machineability
- Customizable visual characteristics
- Interfaces well with other metals
- Low thermal expansion
- Good chemical resistance
- Electrically conductive
- Corrosion resistant
- 10 times stronger and 5 times lighter than steel
- Customizable rigidity