“….carbon fiber is not only STRONGER than titanium steel (cubic meter = 4.506 TONNES, Cost, pure: about $6.1 per 100g) but it (carbon fiber) is SO MUCH Stronger & lighter than Titanium Steel that an elevator cable of carbon fiber could be hung from a geo-stationary earth orbiting satellite TO the Earth and run a fkn ELEVATOR into SPACE from the ground, with mega-strength left over to haul machinery/passengers, that’s fkn STRONG”
(Warning, “strong language disclaimer”, ie, if you are offended by cussing & sometimes vindictive (but never gratuitous) invective? then best you fuck off now … everyone else, ie, grown-ups, enjoy, the insults included are directed solely at those whom deserve them, everyone else may ignore them as they choose)
to “bring you up to speed”…
* CARBON FIBER: weight by cubic meter = 13.785 ounces = 390.798 grams = 0.390798 Kilograms
* STEEL: cubic meter of = 7850Kg (7.850 TONNES)
* TITANIUM: cubic meter of = US $240-280 (4.506 TONNES) Cost, pure: $6.1 per 100g
* WATER: cubic meter of = 1000Kg = 1 Tonne
PRICE of manufacture of carbon fiber = $10 to $20 per pound = $22.046 to $44.092 per Kilogram.
Therefore it costs between $7 & $15 to manufacture 1 CUBIC METER of carbon fiber, as mentioned, it costs about $7 to $15 to make a cubic meter (0.390798 Kilograms) of carbon fiber, it costs about US $240-280 (4.506 TONNES) per cubic meter of Titanium (Cost, pure: $6.1aus per 100g)
DO THE FUCKN MATH!!! …..
Carbon fiber is STRONGER than titanium steel, but weighs a mere 2 THOUSANDTH to an 4 THOUSANDTH of the equivalent volume of titanium steel alloy, how then, can “authorities” get away with claiming that “carbon fiber is prohibitively expensive to produce, at $10 per pound. [See all relevant and related links at the end of this article]
(yeah, as if THAT james may show wasn’t made specifically for oz/usa (ie, “the colonies”), & how ‘funny’, released here on bbc oops abc mere months after i started posting ideas for carbon fiber girders for “eiffel tower” style wind-turbine racks, or termite-proof housing etc.) ie, how many titanium steel girders per $ then? or even the heavier plain steel. & how many (much stronger, incredibly lighter) carbon fiber girders per $ then???
WTFU Oz, your being scammed by poms again, use it or lose it you over-fluoridated complacent corgi fucks.
(here we can begin to realize why govt & vested interests are deliberately stifling the immediate instigation of carbon fiber as the MAIN construction material, eg, the csiro has “put all its eggs in one basket” so to speak in it’s quest to further loot Australian resources via the mining industry, ie, it’s just spent a decade focusing on how to make $$$$$ from titanium/titanium powder etc, & so carbon fiber, being cheaper in real terms, MUCH lighter & MUCH stronger, is therefor quite the concern to them, in much the same way as diesel was a threat to the oil companies of the time. ps, all is not lost though oh csiro monkeys, your electron beam/titanium powder combo sounds like a GREAT way to 3D print machine/weapon components to me).
ps, carbon fiber is not only STRONGER than titanium steel, titanium is still WAAAAY more expensive than carbon fiber, ie, about US $34.5-86.5 / Kilogram, up to around $100,000 Aus per tonne for high grade alloys (cubic meter = 4.506 TONNES, Cost, pure: about $6.1 per 100g) but it (carbon fiber) is SO MUCH Stronger & lighter than Titanium Steel that an elevator cable of carbon fiber could be hung from a geo-stationary earth orbiting satellite TO the Earth and run a fkn ELEVATOR into SPACE from the ground, with mega-strength left over to haul machinery/passengers, that’s fkn STRONG.
TRULY GREEN ALTERNATIVES TO OIL, COAL, GAS etc.
ps, what the main write above means in real terms, is that whilst govt & mining corgis etc. tell you that carbon fiber at $10 per pound is “prohibitively expensive”, “per pound/kilogram” is NOT the valid way to compare the materials, ie, they must be compared on (obviously) what can be MADE from the equivalent amount of each, in actual fact, with carbon fiber being about 10x stronger than titanium steel (& the more expensive, though already used even in golf fkn clubs etc carbon fiber nano-tubes 10-100x stronger than titanium steel & even lighter than carbon fiber itself) & titanium steel weighing so much more than carbon fiber, this means that 1 cubic meter of titanium steel weighs about 5 times as much as your car, whereas 1 cubic meter of the much stronger carbon fiber weighs about as much as a small can of soft drink. ie, you can build a (termite-proof) house out of 1 Kg of carbon fiber, wheras 1 Kg of titanium steel will make a fkn good doorstop or a paper-weight…
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