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Old 01-26-2005, 03:59 AM   #1
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Which is stronger? The Carbon-Kevlar is Kevlar and Carbon threads intertwined. Im guessing Carb-Kev but I dont know for sure. Anyone?
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stronger in what way?
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Pure Kevlar is more of a fabric, albeit it will get stif if it'* thick. The main drivers in my home audio speakers are Kevlar, and they're a beauty...

Carbon Fibre uses kevlar in it for the weave. It'* generally more of a harder compound like plastic.

EDIT: they're really 2 different kinds of compounds, one can be used as vests, one as complex shapes for car bodies, bicycles, etc.
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Carbon fiber is a cloth, also. It'* the resin-like stuff they soak it with that makes it stiff like plastic. Which is stronger, I don't know.
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stronger in what way?
Bullet proof wise. I would think the carbon-kevlar mix would be better but for some reason I get the feeling that maybe just the kevlar alone would be stronger because I dont know how good carbon fiber is when it comes to bullets.


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definatly just kevlar.
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It is probably a situation where the combination of the two makes it stronger, perhaps lighter, and perhaps lends other properties. In other words, even if it isn't stronger to combine carbon and kevlar, the gains accross a wider spectrum of traits makes it an advantage to do so.
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actually kevlar is better than kevlar/carbon fiber... heres an interesting link on body armor...
http://people.howstuffworks.com/body-armor.htm
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Yea I figured plain old kevlar would be best because carbon alone definitely isnt bullet proof unless its carbon steel but thats a different story. Thanks for the help guys!
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batman uses kevlar armor on EVERYTHING
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