Probably the field that has the most extensive use of carbon fiber is the automotive. Since the material has fantastic strength considering its weight, it has become absorbed by high-performance racing cars. The manufacturers developed various methods to moderate the expensive cost of this material by distributing the amounts of strength needed from the composite in different parts. For instance, the fibers are engaged more in load-bearing direction for more strength, and at the same time, less applications where little or no load is needed. They also formulate a so-called omni-directional weaves. This means that the strength is applied uniformly in all directions at all times.
This is usually applied in the chassis of high-end racing cars. For the past two decades, many manufacturers of racing cars found more applications of this material. The best application of which, is the so-called “safety cell.” It is the car’s monocoque chassis. It is the integration of the chassis to its body in a single unit. Car body panels are also readily made for high-end cars not only because of its strength but also because of its lightness in weight compared to glass reinforced polymer, which they used to apply.