Why Is Carbon Fiber So Expensive? Turns out the manufacturing process is a massive pain in the arse. Also: I didn't realise it's been around since the 1960s. #link 2011.10.23 @ 17:52 // Aux // You were reading Why Is Carbon Fiber So Expensive?, a link posted with comment by MacDara Conroy. It is filed under Aux and was published in October 2011. If you liked what you read here, you can follow this site on Twitter @MacDaraBlogs or via reader feed, and find many more entries in the Archive. You can also buy me a Ko-fi.