|re: nanotube composite material||AeroTom|
Oct 15, 2002 12:39 AM
I don't want to spoil the dream for you, but carbon nano-tubes sell for about US$1000/gram. So how much would a fork cost? :) Oh well.
As that article said, it's not that new, it's been around for years actually. It's just tooooo expensive for anyone to do anything with it.
|re: nanotube composite material||fbg111|
Oct 15, 2002 4:05 AM
"Though laborious, the dipping method is cheap-so it wouldn't be hard to do on an industrial scale. But carbon nanotubes are still expensive to produce, and several teams are looking for production methods that would be viable on a commercial scale."
It's only a matter of finding a cheaper way to mass produce the nanotubes, before this becomes affordable. Remember that thread a few weeks ago about technology bikes will use 20 years from now? Well here it is. Nice find.