Typical applications for carbon-fibre reinforced compounds are fast-moving components in the construction of machinery and apparatus – for example thread carriers, pump impellers, gear wheels, cams and connecting rods.
In the automotive sector, these materials are currently used in air and exhaust management, in vacuum pumps, in steering units as well as in the drive train. In aviation, the low weight and stiffness of carbon-fibre reinforced compounds open up countless opportunities in lightweight construction – e.g. for luggage racks and structural elements. As an alternative to aluminium in the fabrication of casings, too, carbon fibre-reinforced materials have also proven their worth – also for purposes of electromagnetic shielding (EMC).