Poor Man’s Tooling

by carbonboy on July 22, 2016

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If you are going to process a carbon fiber part, the optimum approach is to have a mold machined from a very expensive Invar, a metal alloy that has a similar coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of carbon fiber – that is to say that they expand at the same rate when heated. Steel is […]


Enter the X-Carve

by carbonboy on July 17, 2016

The X-Carve Assembled and Working after a Two-Week Learning Curve A few months ago we purchased a 2D CNC Die Cutter called the Silver Bullet. Our intended use was to cut out the precise shapes of the wood veneers that are inlaid into the carbon fiber laminate of our furniture. The Silver Bullet is about […]