From Watches to Espresso Machines

 - Nov 27, 2008   Updated: Aug 16 2011
Carbon fiber is both lightweight and durable, two properties that make this composite material ideal for cars, bicycles, motorcycles, and other modes of transportation.

The carbon fiber creations in the cluster below all utilize carbon fiber for the same reasons that auto designers do; these products, however, aren't ones that most people readily associate with carbon fiber.

From jewelry to chairs, couture footwear and espresso machines, these carbon fiber products all showcase its non-industrial side.

Implications - In the environmentally unstable world that exists, using conventional building materials is a privilege, not a right. Instead of investing more into rare materials, large businesses should research uses for cheaper, readily available production components like carbon fiber, silicon and green materials.