Carbon fiber is having a moment for a reason. It's in almost everything, from sports cars to furniture. Since it's such a versatile material, it's no surprise to find cool carbon fiber stuff everywhere. Here are five of the coolest items on YouTube, plus some honorable mentions.
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In this article:
- Carbon Fiber Guitar
- Poké Ball
- Forged Carbon Fiber Skull
- Sword of Perseus
- Carbon Fiber Knuckles
- Cool Carbon Fiber Stuff | Runner's Up
Carbon Fiber Guitar
Carbon fiber is slowly replacing the wood in stringed instruments, especially guitars, because of its durability, consistency, sound, and weight. Additionally, carbon fiber instruments handle temperature and humidity changes much better than their wooden counterparts. And did we mention how great they look?
There are various methods you can use to make a guitar. But watch how this acoustic guitar takes shape with carbon fiber fabric layers.
If you're unfamiliar with Pokémon, here's all you need to know: No item is more essential to the gameplay of Pokémon than Poké Balls. And
Matthieu Libeert made one like never seen before.
He uses a technique called resin infusion, where a vacuum pulls the epoxy resin through the carbon fiber into a mold. The result is a spectacular Poké Ball that'll be the envy of your rivals. If we're honest, it looks more like you'll catch a Bugatti Veyron than Vigoroth.
Forged Carbon Fiber Skull
When it comes to cool carbon fiber stuff, you've probably seen the Stormtroopers. Now imagine something better. We're talking about a forged carbon fiber skull.
The forged carbon fiber cloth creates a seamless finish with a method called skinning. In short, saturate the fabric with laminating epoxy resin and carefully place pieces on an existing mask to create a jaw-dropping masterpiece.
We're not saying the Stormtroopers aren't great. But we are saying forged carbon fiber looks so much better.
Sword of Perseus
Channel your inner god with a carbon fiber Sword of Perseus.
In case you forgot middle school history, Perseus was on a quest to save Princess Andromeda. His father, knowing the perils ahead, asked the gods to craft weapons for his son. One of these weapons was a sword with enough temper to match the divinity of the gods.
If you love swords, Greek mythology, or like to cosplay, it's worth checking out.
Carbon Fiber Knuckles
Not only do they show you how to make knuckles, but they also test it on various objects. So if you want to beat the crap out of something, this might be the best tool to use.
Cool Carbon Fiber Stuff | Runner's Up
With so much cool carbon fiber stuff out there, it was hard to pick our favorites. Here's a quick look at the items that didn't make the cut but still deserve an honorable mention.
It wasn't easy to decide between the skull and the molded mask from the Lindsey Design lab. In the end, there could only be one winner. However, as far as cool carbon fiber stuff goes, this is way up there.
Another honorable mention on our list is a motorbike helmet. But not just any helmet, a Predator helmet.
The original Predator helmet came out in 2010, but since then, designers have up the ante. You can also have one custom made. The options are endless, and that's the only reason this didn't make it on our list of cool carbon fiber stuff. We'll let you decide which one's best.
Whichever one you choose, make sure it adheres to safety standards before buying.
We've tried to incorporate different carbon fiber methods to create things that are as beautiful as they are functional. It seems like your imagination truly is the only limitation when it comes to carbon fiber.