Specification

Weight and Dimensions
Wall Thickness1mm
Length1000mm
Outside Diameter (OD)5mm
Inside Diameter (ID)3mm
ID Tolerance (mm)0.2mm
OD Tolerance (mm)0.1mm
Product Data
ColourBlack
Fibre Orientation0, 90
ConstructionWoven Finish Roll Wrapped
Appearance2x2 Twill (Glossy)
Resin MatrixEpoxy
Tg Onset (DMA)120°C
Cured Mechanical Properties
Tensile Strength (Lengthways)650MPa
Tensile Modulus (lengthways)64GPa
General Properties
Gross Weight0.022kg

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5mm (3mm) Woven Finish Roll Wrapped Carbon Fibre Tube 1000mm

High strength roll wrapped carbon fibre tube with a glossy, woven carbon fibre finish making them a great choice for a huge range of both structural and cosmetic applications including drones, UAVs, camera rigs, automation, tripods, lightweight structures and much more.

This tube has an outside diameter (OD) of 5mm and an inside diameter (ID) of 3mm, resulting in a 1mm wall thickness and is manufactured using alternating layers of high strength unidirectional carbon fibre running length-ways down the tube for stiffness and at 90° around the tube to provide hoop strength and resilience to crush, burst and torsional loads. Externally the tube is finished with a smooth, UV stable clear coat showing off the classic appearance of its 2x2 twill woven carbon fibre outer layer.

Sold in 1m lengths.


AVAILABILITY:2 in stock available for immediate shipping


PRICE
£8.50ex. VAT
(£8.50 /M)
2 in stock available for immediate shipping
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Woven finish carbon fibre tubes with a stunning high-gloss woven carbon fibre finish to complement their incredible strength.

With the classic appearance of 2/2 twill carbon fibre coupled with 100% roll-wrapped prepreg carbon fibre construction, these remarkable tubes look as good as they perform.

How to Buy

The tube listed on this page has an outside diameter of 5mm and an inside diameter of 3mm meaning it has a wall thickness of 1mm. The tube is 1m (1000mm / 39”) long.

This incredibly small diameter tube is ideally suited to small scale applications such as radio controlled models, UAVs and robotics. 5mm(3mm) is about as small as it’s possible to go with the roll wrapping process. For smaller diameter tubes please see our range of pultruded carbon fibre tubes.

Further Information

Appearance

This 3K Woven Finish tube is manufactured from alternating layers of unidirectional prepreg carbon fibre for maximum strength with the final layer swapped for 2/2 twill, 3k woven carbon fibre so that the tube has the classic appearance of woven carbon fibre (exactly the same as our carbon fibre sheets for example). This means that although the tubes are designed for demanding mechanical applications, they also look fantastic, adding a cutting-edge carbon fibre appearance to any application.

To achieve the smooth, glossy appearance the tubes are surface ground, lacquered (with high-gloss UV resistant lacquer) and then polished. The end result is a carbon fibre tube of unrivalled visual appearance making it ideally suited for use in applications where it will be seen.

Performance

Although specially laminated, ground, lacquered and polished to produce a carbon fibre tube with a stunning appearance, our 5mm 3K Carbon Fibre tubes are serious tubes suitable for demanding engineering applications including robotics/automation, R/C models, UAVs, recreational equipment, motorsport and marine.

How to Cut and Shape

This 5mm woven carbon fibre tube can easily be cut and finished using simple workshop tools like a hacksaw and some wet-and-dry paper. Cutting and finishing a carbon fibre tube can also be perfectly safe if you follow some basic safety precautions.

For a comprehensive guide to both safety advice and cutting and finishing techniques watch our video guide to cutting and shaping carbon fibre sheet and carbon fibre parts.

Trade discounts

0-45-1920+
£8.50£6.44£5.60
We won’t be beaten on price!

If you believe you’re buying an equivalent product cheaper elsewhere, contact us to discuss your requirements.

Woven finish carbon fibre tubes with a stunning high-gloss woven carbon fibre finish to complement their incredible strength.

With the classic appearance of 2/2 twill carbon fibre coupled with 100% roll-wrapped prepreg carbon fibre construction, these remarkable tubes look as good as they perform.

How to Buy

The tube listed on this page has an outside diameter of 5mm and an inside diameter of 3mm meaning it has a wall thickness of 1mm. The tube is 1m (1000mm / 39”) long.

This incredibly small diameter tube is ideally suited to small scale applications such as radio controlled models, UAVs and robotics. 5mm(3mm) is about as small as it’s possible to go with the roll wrapping process. For smaller diameter tubes please see our range of pultruded carbon fibre tubes.

Further Information

Appearance

This 3K Woven Finish tube is manufactured from alternating layers of unidirectional prepreg carbon fibre for maximum strength with the final layer swapped for 2/2 twill, 3k woven carbon fibre so that the tube has the classic appearance of woven carbon fibre (exactly the same as our carbon fibre sheets for example). This means that although the tubes are designed for demanding mechanical applications, they also look fantastic, adding a cutting-edge carbon fibre appearance to any application.

To achieve the smooth, glossy appearance the tubes are surface ground, lacquered (with high-gloss UV resistant lacquer) and then polished. The end result is a carbon fibre tube of unrivalled visual appearance making it ideally suited for use in applications where it will be seen.

Performance

Although specially laminated, ground, lacquered and polished to produce a carbon fibre tube with a stunning appearance, our 5mm 3K Carbon Fibre tubes are serious tubes suitable for demanding engineering applications including robotics/automation, R/C models, UAVs, recreational equipment, motorsport and marine.

How to Cut and Shape

This 5mm woven carbon fibre tube can easily be cut and finished using simple workshop tools like a hacksaw and some wet-and-dry paper. Cutting and finishing a carbon fibre tube can also be perfectly safe if you follow some basic safety precautions.

For a comprehensive guide to both safety advice and cutting and finishing techniques watch our video guide to cutting and shaping carbon fibre sheet and carbon fibre parts.

Specification

Weight and Dimensions
Wall Thickness1mm
Length1000mm
Outside Diameter (OD)5mm
Inside Diameter (ID)3mm
ID Tolerance (mm)0.2mm
OD Tolerance (mm)0.1mm
Product Data
ColourBlack
Fibre Orientation0, 90
ConstructionWoven Finish Roll Wrapped
Appearance2x2 Twill (Glossy)
Resin MatrixEpoxy
Tg Onset (DMA)120°C
Cured Mechanical Properties
Tensile Strength (Lengthways)650MPa
Tensile Modulus (lengthways)64GPa
General Properties
Gross Weight0.022kg
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Many people prefer the natural finish of these carbon products, however if you wish to paint them for your specific application then you can do so. A light key with a fine abrasive paper like a 1200 grit wet and dry paper and a thorough degrease and clean using mild detergent or an alcohol wipe should be all that is needed to prepare the surface for paint.

We don't have figures for the torsional strength of our roll wrapped carbon fibre tubes because they're not really designed for torsional load applications. These figures would be calculable (from the layup schedule and the fibre properties) but it's very involved work. Tubes designed for torsional load, like a prop-shaft or steering column, would normally make extensive use of +/-45° (or similar) fibre orientation because 0 or 90° fibre orientation means that the torsional load would try to shear the tube. If you wanted to 'adapt' a roll wrapped tube like this to improve its torsional load capabilities then laminating some layers of our Carbon Fibre Braided Sleeve would add significant +/-45° fibre orientation and so torsional strength. Our EL2 Epoxy Laminating Resin would make a good resin to wet the braid out with and our Composites Shrink Tape could be used to consolidate the resin/braid whilst it cures.

Unfortunately it is not possible to cut a usable thread into carbon fibre composites. The nature of the material is such that the teeth on a thread would not be able to take any load and would break up either during thread turning or the first attempt at using the thread.

Where it is desirable to have a threaded method of attaching the tube or rod, it is commonplace to fabricate and then bond an aluminium insert into the tube or over the rod end which can then have a thread cut into it.

No, the maximum length available for our standard roll wrapped tubes is 2.5m. Our woven finish roll wrapped tubes are available in lengths up to 2m. Unfortunately we can't supply tubes in lengths longer than those listed on the website.

Unfortunately not. Our roll wrapped tubes are only available in the listed wall thickness and diameters.

The maximum service temperature of the Roll Wrapped Carbon Fibre tubes is 80°C.

Yes, there would be plenty of applications where these tubes could be used in conjunction with linear bearings. Having said that, there would also be some applications where carbon fibre tubes - in general - would be less well suited. On the other hand, if the action of the linear bearing is reasonably slow and controlled and is occasional then I would have no hesitation. If the action is fast and frequent, or even constant, then carbon fibre tubes probably aren't the best option.

The reason for this is that carbon fibre (even when coated like these woven finish tubes are) is relatively susceptible to wear and abrasion, especially compared to homogeneous plastics or metals. Although a linear bearing minimises the abrasion action (by not sliding over the tubes surface) there is still a wear factor and that's why I would say occasional action would be fine but constant action would not.

The maximum service temperature of the tubes is limited by the lacquer they have been painted to, which is no higher than about 50°C. The pre-preg itself will be fine up to 100°C. If cosmetics are not an issue, then you can sand the clear lacquer off the tubes.

The Woven Finish tubes can be used in this way no problem. The high number of fibres down the tubes length will aid general stiffness of the tube which will help for this kind of application.

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Restrictions

This product is not classed as dangerous goods for transport and can be shipped to all destinations without restriction.

Shipping to EU countries is now done through our European subsidiary based in the Netherlands. All EU customers should use www.easycomposites.eu.

Package Size

When packaged, this product is over 1m in length. A small additional handling charge will apply when shipping to some countries and regions. When applicable, this handling charge will be included in the automatic shipping calculation shown on the basket page.

Delivery Cost

To find the delivery cost of this item to your address, add it to your basket and then use the instant shipping calculator on the basket page.

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