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At Easy Composites we pride ourselves on our huge range of engineering-grade carbon fibre tubes which includes these great looking woven finish roll wrapped carbon fibre tubes. Tubes in this range are manufactured using the roll-wrapping process using 100% high strength carbon fibre reinforcement for excellent 'real-world' multi-axis strength but they are finished with an attractive 2x2 twill carbon fabric for that classic carbon fibre appearance resulting tubes that look as good as good as they perform. These tubes are suitable for a wide range of applications including UAVs, quad-copters, aero-modelling, camera-rigs, tripods, automation, leisure equipment, motor-sport and much more.
Roll-wrapped carbon fibre tubes are manufactured by wrapping multiple layers of prepreg carbon fibre reinforcement around a metal mandrel which is wrapped with shrink tape and cured at high temperature. Because the reinforcement is wrapped in layers around the mandrel, it is possible to alternate the alignment of the carbon fibre between layers, enabling roll wrapped tubes to have longitudinal stiffness down their length, as well as strength in the 'hoop' direction, making them more resilient to crush, burst and torsional fracture. We have a video tutorial demonstrating the roll wrapping process here.
The roll wrapping process is better suited to the production of medium and large diameter tubes and our range of roll wrapped tubes extends from 5mm (OD) up to 60mm (OD). For tube diameters where you have a choice of a roll wrapped or pultruded carbon fibre tube, roll wrapped tubes are better for applications where the tube may be subject to a variety of forces including bend, twist and crush whereas a pultruded tube will provide the maximum possible longitudinal stiffness at the expense of being more vulnerable to crush or twist.
Roll wrapped tubes in this woven finish sub-category feature an attractive woven carbon fibre appearance and a smooth glossy finish, ideal where the appearance of the tube is important. We do also stock a range of plain finish carbon fibre tubes which may be more cost effective for applications which do not require a cosmetic finish.
At Easy Composites we pride ourselves on our huge range of engineering-grade carbon fibre tubes
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