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Hydraulic Press Crushing Carbon Fiber is Hypnotic

by Shane McGlaun

Most gearheads know all about carbon fiber, in so far as that it is used in the construction of cars and racing vehicles. The material is known for its extremely light weight combined with strength. The Hydraulic Press Channel is famous for crushing things with its mighty industrial press, and this time out they decided to crush some carbon fiber.

While the first crush from the side of a carbon fiber tube is uneventful, I love it when they crush the carbon fiber tube standing upright and the fibers essentially flake right out of the structure. The crushing carbon fiber reminds me a lot of those cheesy black snake fireworks that my parents used to bitch about staining the concrete growing up. The solid chunk of carbon fiber fares much better than other parts, as it’s got much more surface area and layers of material to distribute the force.

It’s definitely worth a watch if you have a few minutes to spare.


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