Carbon fiber is used in some of the most demanding applications on earth (and off), including motorsports, aviation and space exploration. A single filament of carbon fiber is much stronger when compared to aluminum and steel and is much lighter. When woven into a fabric and combined with an epoxy resin, the resulting composite is strong, stiff and lightweight. The ability to customize the weave type and layup schedule of a carbon fiber component, enables engineers to 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.
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.
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 eras to produce products that can keep the passion and excitement flowing in our everyday lives.
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, 5 times lighter than steel
- Customizable rigidity