American sculptor Janet Echelman enlisted Common Fibers' help to create her first indoor piece for a private collection in Mumbai. The knotted layers of braided nylon are suspended through carbon fiber tubing, each a different shape, designed to give form to the netting. Our engineering team performed load analyses and developed a proprietary lay-up and infusion process to achieve the requirements of this project.
Common Fibers is the exclusive supplier of Fortis Manufacturing's new carbon fiber line of stock covers and grips. This project showcases Common Fibers' ability to produce intricately detailed parts in volume. High tolerances are required to facilitate a flush, snap-on fit to the final product. 4th axis machining, vacuum jigs and fused filament fixtures feature in this process.
Six Twelve Auto Worx is a custom fabrication shop that specializes in retro mods. They partnered with Common Fibers to bring a long time dream to reality - skinning a 2018 Challenger Hellcat with body panels from a classic '69 Charger. In clear coated carbon. Two years, twelve molds and countless hours of R&D later, Six Twelve's Charger was the belle of the ball at SEMA 2018. Small run production is expected to continue through 2021.
Common Fibers was selected to re-build Oklahoma State University beloved mascot Pistol Pete. The originals were built by Disney in the 1960's out of fiberglass and weighed in at over 50lbs. Once finished the new carbon fiber Pistol Pete weighed 25lbs.
This BMW E30 body kits is one of the largest assemblies Common Fibers has fabricated. In total, over 20 molds were created to make a 12 piece custom body kit. The original design was created by Kyza, a graphic designer at EA Games. This car came to life and was featured in the Toyo Tires booth at SEMA 2018.
While simple in shape, these canards required innovative manufacturing techniques to produce a piece with 3 surfaces could be finished to show-quality level. Archetype Racing offers sets in with both gloss and matte finish.
Dusty Strings, one of the world's premier string instrument manufacturers, conceptualized this carbon fiber harp case to address the challenge of regular travel with a heavy instrument (and an equally heavy case) in tow. Common Fibers' engineering and lay-up team went through extensive testing and process innovation to develop a case that can withstand even the rigors of air travel.
Fun fact for Ford v Ferrari fans: Hillbank Motor Sports provided the GT40 that starred in the film and Common Fibers made its front lip! Creating cosmetic carbon requires artistry and expertise at each step of the process - we take pride in producing blockbuster-film quality parts.
Common Fibers supplies Seattle's premier boat manufacturer with precision cut teak and walnut veneer panels. By forecasting demand and strategically nesting multiple product lines, this high-volume project has reached a 90% material efficiency.
There's no shortage of carbon on Tesla's original Roadster. Sadly, they no longer services the vehicle so owners must look elsewhere for replacement parts and service. Enter Carl Medlock, whom the Roadster community has nicknamed 'The Tesla Roadster Whisperer'. Medlock has enlisted Common Fiber's help to reproduce many of the original carbon parts - from the rear diffuser to the front lip spoiler and everything in between.
This project tested the limits of how quickly cosmetic structural parts could be produced. With innovative prototyping capabilities Common Fibers was able to deliver. It took 4 days to go from design to completed parts.
Common Fibers built a six-part custom carbon fiber accessories kit for a local individual's Ford F150. All components were splash molded and painting with matte automotive clear coat. Parts included front grill, rear bumper trim kit, and emblems.