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I wonder what happened to glass fiber. I can't wait for carbon glass fiber.
they are already here. glass fiber reinforced polymers or GFRP, ends up in sports equipments and automobile components. these kinds of materials are difficult to produce, its hard to maintain same quality and not as strong as steel.
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they are already here. glass fiber reinforced polymers or GFRP, ends up in sports equipments and automobile components. these kinds of materials are difficult to produce, its hard to maintain same quality and not as strong as steel.
I know glass fiber is already here. I was just wondering when they'll make transparent carbon fiber.
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I know glass fiber is already here. I was just wondering when they'll make transparent carbon fiber.
Probably never.

Glass is defined as an 'amorphous substance' ie is not crystalline.

Carbon fibre is crystalline - if it was somehow made amorphous it would not be a fibre.

We have fibreglass because glass is strong, but is relatively hard to use by itself (ie it has to be cast into specific shapes).

Fibreglass is not see through.

Even if you could make carbon fibres somehow clear, the resulting compound would not be - epoxy resin can be made clear, but the differences in the refractive indexes of the respective compounds would just lead to a load of internal refraction and a distorted image.
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