Advantages of Carbon Fibre

Lightweight -resulting in improved fuel efficiency and engine performance

Health & safety – reduced risk of injuries for personnel lifting and manually handling carbon fibre equipment due to its lightweight

Crack resistance – carbon fiber parts are far less likely to suffer from failure due to fatigue and cracking compared to metals that are homogeneous

High strength – the tensile strength of carbon fibre is greater than steel. The relative density of steel is 4.5 times higher

Corrosion resistance – eg chemicals, salt water/air, ultra violet light, electrolysis

Design flexibility – can be molded into very complex shapes giving designers freedom of design

Part consolidation – a single composite part may replace an entire assembly of metal parts

Dimensional stability Рdoes not change shape with variations in temperature so is ideal for measuring equipment and accurate instruments 

Durable – long life and reduced maintenance issues. It is being used more in aircraft to increase operational hours between airframe inspections

Fire resistant – carbon structures can easily pass FRAS (Flame Retardant, Anti Static) requirements when used with fire retardant resin systems

Non-magnetic – can be used next to sensitive electrical equipment; eg, in hospitals

High thermal conductivity – great for conducting heat