News and Updates

  • Carbon Fiber vs. Fiberglass Tubing: Which Is Better?

    Customers routinely call Rock West to inquire about tubing materials. We tell them that we carry both carbon fiber and fiberglass tubing, then ask which material they prefer. Most already know what they want when they call, but how about ...
  • Why Bike Tubing Matters to the Commuter

    The eco-conscious era in which we live is seeing more and more people take to their bicycles for the daily commute. Rather than being stuck in traffic first thing in the morning and at the end of the work day, people are relying on their bi ...
  • Composite Materials, Mars, and Elon Musk's Dream

    It is no secret to anyone who follows tech industry news that SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has his eyes set on Mars. He and the many companies he is involved with have marshaled their resources to undertake a project they hope will have ...
  • Would You Put a Carbon Fiber Roof on Your Home?

    The recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida have building engineers already looking for new ways to make homes and commercial buildings stronger. One thought is to use carbon fiber composites to create stronger roofs more capable of stan ...
  • 3 Predictions about the Future of Carbon Fiber Composites

    Browse our website and it quickly becomes apparent that you can buy carbon fiber tubing, rods, plates, and more from Rock West Composites. But you might ask yourself, "is that all there is?" What about all those exciting things you've hea ...
  • Porsche Introduces High Performance Braided Carbon Fiber Wheel

    Every time an innovative manufacturer comes up with a new use for carbon fiber composites, those of us in the industry are amazed yet again. There seems to be no end to how we can use things like carbon fiber plates, sandwich panels and ...
  • Boeing Ups the Ante with Composite-Loaded 787-10 Dreamliner

    Ever since the earliest days of the 747 wide-bodied jet, Boeing has been locked in a competition with Airbus for domination of the skies. They recently upped the ante by introducing the first commercially available version of the 787-10 D ...
  • How Carbon Fiber Helps the Ski Industry

    Every year, the onset of autumn has skiers thinking about pulling out their equipment and getting ready for the first snow of the season. Ski manufacturers already ramped up production a few months back, and they are getting ready for the ...
  • Rock West Composites Triples Its Carbon Fiber Tube Offerings for the Composite Bicycle Frame Market

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rock West Composites Triples Its Carbon Fiber Tube Offerings for the Composite Bicycle Frame Market Rock West Composites announces that this month it is significantly expanding its off-the-shelf carbon tubing targ ...
  • Carbon Fiber's Future in the Automotive Industry

    The United Kingdom announced plans earlier this year to ban the use of gasoline and diesel engines by 2040. Germany is considering banning the diesel engine in major metro areas in the near future. Even carmakers like BMW have hinted that ...