Carbon fibre tube can be used to replace aluminium or steel tubes in a wide range of projects. The Carbon fibre tube of the same weight as an aluminium or steel tube can be much stronger and lighter. This 18mm roll wrapped carbon fibre tube is manufactured predominantly using high modulus (T700) unidirectional prepreg carbon fibre oriented to provide maximum strength in the lateral axis.
Roll wrapped carbon fibre tubes offer superior strength in general use to ‘pultruded’ tubes (which have all their fibres running in exactly the same direction.
The use of unidirectional fibres and maximum strength in the lateral axis does mean that the tube is not strong across its diameter as it is along its length so should be used in such a way as to avoid unnecessary crushing forces across the tube.
The phrase ‘roll wrapped’ refers to the process used to manufacture these tubes. The prepreg carbon fibre is first laid up around a mandrel in multiple layers. Once the reinforcement is in place it is spiral-wrapped with heat-shrink tape before the whole assembly is oven cured.
- Made of Carbon Fiber material
- High Strength
- Stable dimension and UV resistant
- High Corrosion Resistance
- High Thermal Conductivity in some forms
- Low coefficient of thermal expansion
1 x 3K Roll-wrapped Carbon Fibre Tube (Hollow) 18mm(OD) * 16mm(ID) * 1000mm(L)