Bending Carbon Fiber to Make a Bullet-Resistant Wallet

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Photo: screenshot from Kickstarter
After carbon fiber traveled form the aviation industry to the automotive one via motorsport, the wonder material has started being used for all sorts of applications, from high heels to a car house. Nonetheless, we haven’t seen flexible carbon fiber items. Not until now that is - we are here to show you a team that has learned to bend carbon fiber in order to make wallets and iPhone cases.
Like we said, we’ve seen just about everything made of carbon fiber, but the trick here is the new CF-Lex hinge technology, which allows for a complete carbon fiber construction instead of a leather hinge.

This is currently a project on Kickstarter and things have gone much better than the team had planned. The goal was to raise $20,000 and, at the time when this article was written, they had gathered a little under $115,000, with three days still left for the funding.

Under the Common Fibers name, the team came up with a three-product range, kicking off with a slim wallet, which starts at $35. Next up comes a full-size wallet, which is offered for at least $50. There’s also an iPhone 5s/5c case. Starting at $75, the case also includes a wallet with 3 card slots and an extra cash pocket.

As for the interior, a diamond-pattered ripstop was chosen. This is a lightweight hiking material, with its backing being coated in a poly-vinyl. The latter is resistant to many types of conditions waterproof also protects credit cards and IDs using RFID (radio frequency identification). As for the prices above the starting ones, this will be applied for opting for various colors, or branding. Oh and by the way, the wallet is even bullet-resistant.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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