Is carbon fiber stronger than steel? Here’s one test of a Steel VS Carbon Fiber drive shaft!


Steel is used in many engineering applications mainly because of its strength. Today you’ll see the torque test result of the ‘worldwide’ material and the carbon fiber drive shaft.

The test between these two materials is simple: they are twisted with force until they break. Most of the vehicles today are equipped with steel drive shaft; in fact, many components on your vehicle are made out of such good old steel. Besides being affordable, it is strong as well. Carbon fiber, on the other hand, is more expensive than steel, but it is lighter and surprisingly stronger than the good old steel. The carbon fiber shaft didn’t even barge while the steel shaft deformed under the same amount of twisting pressure.

Is this how you expected the test to play out? Check it out!