Originally Posted by tony20009
Lightweight technologies, hugh? Hmmmm....carbon fiber is lightweight. It still strikes me as odd that carbon, the most abundant non-gaseous element on Earth is still more costly than other things, yet is is stronger as well being lighter in weight. And why stuff is still made from derivatives of iron and aluminum is a mystery to me.
Its not that simple...have you ever seen how CF is made? Its a PITA process and if you get it wrong, there goes your whole batch. I had the same train of thought until I saw the videos on the mfg of CF. Really interesting stuff.