Smart Materials 2015
The Next Step in Weight Reduction
Manufacturing is becoming “smart” and lean, yet production materials – the backbone of our industry – continue holding back the next step in the 3rd Industrial Revolution to take place. Existing materials are either strong but heavy or light but have a short life-cycle. Carbon fibre has proven to be a competitive alternative to steel, yet not wear-resistant for the heavy applications in the aviation, car manufacturing, or turbine blades. CeraCarbon is improving the performance of carbon fibre by bringing a new material 10 times lighter than steel and nearly 100 times more durable than carbon fibre.