Researchers announce new method for prepping carbon fibre for bonding

Adrian Sabau and Jian Chen work with a laser to prepare the surface of carbon fibre composites and aluminum to create superior bonds that can absorb 200 percent more energy than conventional bonds.

By Mike Davey   Oak Ridge, Tennessee — May 30, 2016 — Carbon fibre composites are incredibly strong and very lightweight. The material would therefore be almost perfect  for both body panel and structural components, but high production costs have helped to limit its use. Carbon fibre also requires a lot of surface preparation prior […]