Is Carbon Fiber Good For The Environment?

Carbon fiber manufacturing is expensive because of its energy-intensive process. After all, a lot of effort goes into crafting such durable, strong carbon fiber products. Carbon fiber prototypes can offer 10 times the strength of steal at nearly half the weight, and this material has revolutionized a number of industries. As such, it makes sense why you should only rely on an experienced carbon fiber prototyping services when you invest in a pricier product.

Though a lot of energy is needed to craft a product, carbon fiber is actually more eco-friendly than a lot of other product alternatives. Here are some benefits of choosing to craft a carbon fiber prototype over other materials.

Carbon fiber is recyclable
Carbon fiber is set apart by its ability to be recycled. Are you unhappy with your carbon fiber prototype? Carbon fiber manufacturing services will break down your prototype and reuse this material in future carbon fiber engineering products.

Carbon fiber is recycled thanks to a variety of methods. The most common method of harvesting reusable carbon fiber is through pyrolysis where intense heat dissolves the epoxy resin and the carbon fiber is collected. However, solvolysis is another popular method to recycle carbon fiber prototypes and designs. This solvent then dissolves the resin on the outer layers through batch processing in order to reuse the fibers.

It lasts a long time
Metals, like steel and aluminum, will inevitably corrode, releasing toxic materials into the surrounding environment. On top of that, some metals are more difficult to recycle than carbon fiber, putting carbon fiber a step ahead on environmental sustainability.

But carbon fiber materials have another benefit over some metals; they can last a long time. Carbon fiber manufacturing spans a range of industries thanks to their non-corrosive qualities. They also don’t degrade over time, nor will they rust or fatigue under duress. This gives it a long lifespan, reducing the need for constant replacements over time.

It’s light
Some carbon fiber manufacturing companies have delved into large industries, like aerospace engineering, car manufacturing, and more. Though your prototype is not nearly as enormous, carbon fiber is positively changing the face of fuel-based industries. Because carbon fiber is half the weight of steel and has 10 times the strength, automobiles have become lighter and safer. This means that less fuel is used, helping the environment in turn.

The benefits of carbon fiber are truly endless. When you want to engage with a quality carbon fiber manufacturing company, rely on the experience of Element 6 Composites today.

Google Reactivates Accounts for People Who Sold Their Pixel Phones

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the new Google phone. The device, known as Pixel, has been called “the best Android phone on the market” by a number of people who are familiar with the device. The tech giant did not want people who had bought the new phones to sell them and had instituted a policy to disable the accounts of any Google users who sold their Pixel phones. The company has since revered that policy. People who were impacted do not even have to use the Google recovery account to access their email and other applications.

The problem was that people who had bought the Pixel phones were selling them to a reseller in New Hampshire. That state has no sales tax. The individuals sold their phones to the reseller who then gave them half of the profit they made when the reseller sold the phone to someone else. For its part, Google said that this was a violation of their terms and conditions, according to reporting by the Guardian.

Some users called this step a “digital death sentence” and were very upset about losing access to their Google apps backup email and the data they saved with the Backup google drive. Some people were surprised when they could not access their Google recovery accounts. They thought Google was overreacting to what some called a “minor infraction.”

Daniel Eleff, from Dan’s Deals, was the first person to sound the alarm about what Google was doing. His site offers deals on a host of goods and services ranging from beating traffic tickets in New York City to getting a cheap meal, flight or toothbrush. According to a post on the site, at least 200 Google users received this email:

“Hello Google user,

“Your Google Account was suspended as part of our fraud prevention efforts, based on violations of our Terms of Service and Terms of Sale for Devices. After reviewing your appeal, we are re-enabling your account.

“Google takes violations of our terms very seriously, and we ask that you review relevant terms and product policies to ensure that you understand them. Repeated violations of our terms may lead to account termination.

“In order to access your Google account, please sign in. When you sign in, you will be asked to verify a security code via SMS. Once you verify the code, you will be able to access your account again.

“Last but not least, we wanted to remind you that Google users can always export and download their data from Google products like Gmail, Photos, and Drive while their account is active. In a few easy steps, you can create an archive to keep for your records or backup your data to another service. More information about backing up your data can be found at google.com/takeout.”

After Eleff reached out to Google, he received the following statement:

“We identified a scheme in which consumers were asked to purchase Pixel devices on behalf of a reseller, who then marked-up the cost of those devices in order to resell them to other customers. We prohibit the commercial resale of devices purchased through Project Fi or the Google Store so everyone has an equal opportunity to purchase devices at a fair price. Many of the accounts suspended were created for the sole purpose of this scheme. After investigating the situation, we are restoring access to genuine accounts for customers who are locked out of many Google services they rely on.”

Google decision to restore the accounts of the impacted users underscores how much so many of us rely on the tech giant. Most people have at least one Gmail account and when rely on the Google recovery account system to help when they have lost their password or have locked themselves out of their mobile devices.

Eleff is now recommending that Google users who are worried about being locked out of their accounts and rely on their Google recovery accounts, export their data to back it up elsewhere to prevent losing access to it. Google sent him this statement:

“After investigating the situation, we are restoring access to genuine accounts for customers who are locked out of many Google services they rely on.”

3 Important Uses of Industrial Filtration You May Not Have Known

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Installed in the inner workings of important machines and devices people use every day, filtration systems are crucial to the success of many different industries. To put it in perspective, the global industrial filtration market is estimated to surpass a whopping $19 billion by the year 2020.

Due to the importance of industrial filtration around the world, it’s important to know if and when your company can benefit from it. You should also strive to make your company “landfill-free,” and finding recyclable filtration products will help to make the environment a better place for everybody. Here are three common uses of industrial filtratioContinue reading