Famous skiff designer Chris Morejohn is making a new boat using basalt volcanic rock fiber fabrics. Chris has reported that he first made similar size panels of Fiberglass, Kevlar, Carbon and Basalt fibers to test. Smashing with a hammer each panel was easily [...]
YouTube Video: Matt Perkins, President of Coyote Design explains why they switched from carbon fiber to basalt braided sleeving in their prosthetics. Primary reasons: basalt fiber does not itch and irritate like carbon fiber. Creates a more flexible socket which the patient likes, plus the [...]
BIKEEXIF article about Ducati Monster 400 cafe racer featuring basalt fiber. To quote New Zealander Max Betteridge: “In many ways, basalt is the new carbon,” he tells us. “It has similar performance to carbon but at a lower price. What captured me was the subtle [...]
As shown at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven, students Anja Zachau and Jakob Kukula explored new applications for heat resistant basalt fiber. Turning the basalt fabric into heat protective clothing.
Article from PISCES HAWAII newsletter: When PISCES Program Manager Rodrigo Romo realized that basalt fabric -- a material that PISCES is investigating as the source of a new manufacturing industry in Hawaii -- has highly similar properties to fiber glass, he was struck with a [...]