from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An extremely strong thin fiber made by pyrolyzing synthetic fibers, such as rayon, until charred. It is used to make high-strength composites.
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- n. A very strong filament made by the pyrolysis of a synthetic fiber such as rayon.
- n. A cloth or felt made from these fibers.
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Next, detailed engineering drawings are made for each part, specifying the precise materials to be used steel of a given gauge with double galvanized coating for the fenders, for example; thermoset plastic with carbon fiber reinforcement for the steering wheel; specific aluminum alloy for the engine block, and so forth.
Bruce used extraordinarily high-grade materials, including carbon fiber and aerospace-grade titanium.