Carbon Fiber Tubes: What Are They Used For?
? Tubular constructions can be used for a variety of purposes. As a result, it should come as no surprise that carbon fibre tubes are in high demand across a wide range of industries due to their unique features. Carbon fibre tubes are increasingly replacing steel, titanium, and aluminium tubes in applications where weight is a consideration. Carbon fibre tubes are commonly preferred in industries where weight is a critical consideration, such as aerospace, high-performance automobiles, and sporting equipment, because they weigh as little as a third of the weight of aluminium tubes.
Properties of Carbon Fiber Tubes
Carbon fibre tubes have a number of unique features that make them superior to tubes manufactured of other materials, including:
- Strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios are both high.
- Fatigue resistance
- Thermal expansion coefficient is exceptionally low, resulting in dimensional stability (CTE)
Characteristics of Carbon Fiber Tubes
commonly in round, square, or rectangular shapes, but they can also be fashioned into practically any shape, including oval or elliptical, octagonal, hexagonal, or bespoke shapes. Multiple wraps of twill and/or unidirectional carbon fibre fabric make up roll-wrapped prepreg carbon fibre tubes. Roll-wrapped tubes are ideal for applications requiring strong bending rigidity while remaining light. Looking for custom carbon fiber tube?