plus it smells like Banana!
Cost. Carbon Fibre is expensive. Most of the markers that offer GRN are lower priced.well.. it is a cheaper method of manufacturing, and it really technically is plastic.. but if the process is the same as I mentioned, it's just as strong.. although I wonder why they don't use a carbon fiber composite instead..
they are already mixing a fiberglass into the composite, so how would this increase production time if you replace the fiberglass reinforcement with CF?Cf reinforced composite now you are mixing materials and increasing production times. Composites are not a bad option IF they are done right but that isn't always the case. I like aluminum because it leaves the option open for doing custom drilling and other work. As nice as some of the other options can be, you can't thread them and have them hold any kind of weight like a tank
look up AR composite lowers, specifically look for broken ones, you'll see the fibers aren't woven, they are finite, and dispersed. when they first came out, there where issues.you can't just throw CF into a mix and claim it will be stronger. i'm pretty sure there's some processing involved. i've never seen anything made of carbon that wasn't woven in some extent
Because producing cf is a much more involved process than fiberglass, in order to get all of the impurities out there are some fairly complicated heating and cooling processes involved. Fiberglass does not need any of this.they are already mixing a fiberglass into the composite, so how would this increase production time if you replace the fiberglass reinforcement with CF?