1. How exactly are you gonna coat wood or plastic with carbon fiber? Carbon fiber is a polymer that can only be manipulated in an industrial environment as it require 2000C+ temps to properly mold and create.
The closest you can get is to attach premade panels to wood or plastic, but that's silly as the panels themselves are perfectly fine for a case.
You can use the textile version's of Carbon Fiber and glue it one like cloth, but I don't think that's what you're thinking of.
I'm thinking of the carbon fiber cloth that you coat with resin.
"The Epoxy resin is HIGH quality clear, UV resistant epoxy, and has NO smell/ fumes (not cheaper, inferior polyester resin) Epoxy has a 40 -50 minute working time at room temp. and cures in 24-48 hours at room temp. NO oven curing is needed. Oven curing can be done to speed the curing process but will not make a difference in final product strength."
yeah thats what I thought. I think even most carbon fibre is made with the carbon textile and epoxy instead of the method banthracis mentioned.
Just a question whats actually the point of this thread? I don't really see a question.
If you're asking our opinion whether this is a good idea or not I don't anyone wil be able to give you any information since this is a computer forum and I don't think there are a lot of people here building carbon fibre cages for their ps3.
If you don't find any more information I'd say go for it. Should be fun lol. And what beats saying you built your own case?
OK, gotcha. I thought you meant using actual carbon fiber case. Textile version works, but be aware it's the equivalent of gold plating something.
Basically, it'll help but doesn't provide anywhere near the durability and strength of actual carbon fiber panels.
Still looks good though ^^
Weight addition is pretty negligible though, since it's basically pasting on cloth. The bulk of the weight will still be determined by the plastic or wood you make the case out of (the weight saving line is what confused me into thinking you meant actual Carbon fiber panels).
You'll have to figure out out how you wanna do vents as well. Still would probably be a fun project.