.500" x 48" x 48" Carbon Fiber PW3/Foam
ACP’s Carbon Fiber Plain Weave 3 Ply/Foam Sandwich Panels are manufactured by bonding two layers of 3K plain weave carbon fiber prepreg to each side of a .500” thick, 6 PCF density foam core. The increased layers of carbon fiber result in a more rigid structure when compared to the single ply. They are cured with high temperature and under pressure, resulting in fully consolidated carbon fiber skins that are completely bonded to the foam core. The resulting constructed panel offers a high strength-to-weight ratio and is ideal for applications where maximum stiffness and crush resistance are essential.
Separating the carbon fiber skins with a foam core delivers greater strength properties than those of the skins alone. The carbon fiber skins offer high strength-to-weight ratio, thermal and electrical conductivity, high tensile strength, low density, low weight, low thermal expansion and excellent fatigue resistance.
Manufactured with lightweight, high density structural foam, our foam core sandwich panels demonstrate the lightweight, high strength and stiffness properties desired in a foam core panel and are lighter than balsa core panels. By using structural foam, these panels feature higher compression strength and crushing resistance than panels manufactured with a non-structural foam core. They remain a more economical option and are ideal for applications that require low water absorption and good sound and thermal insulation.
Please note: All data to be used as a guide only; not a specification. The technical information is for the stand alone raw materials, not the constructed panel.
- If delamination occurs skins may be re-bonded using any structural adhesive, such as slow set cyanoacrylate (CA) glue or 5 minute epoxy adhesive.
- Sandwich panels can be cut with a cut off wheel or a Tungsten Carbide Saber Saw. Do not cut with a band saw.
As a leading manufacturer of composite structures you can rely on us to provide rapid, cost-effective and high-quality solutions to meet and exceed your project requirements.
Our design and manufacturing team can work with you to fabricate custom sandwich panels. Options include:
- Fiber Selection: Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, Kevlar®, Other
- Skin Thickness
- Core Selection: Honeycomb (aluminum, plastic, Nomex) and Foam (polyurethane, PVC, ABS & others)
- Core Thickness
- Surface Finish
- Sizes up to 60" x 120"*
*ACP has a maximum work envelope of 60" x 120". Available options are contingent on tooling and material availability. KEVLAR® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and is used with permission.
We can tailor our stock products to meet your needs by offering the following services:
- CNC Machining
- Edge Closeouts
- Rebate Edges
- Hard Fix Points
- Counter Boring
Due to size restrictions, 48" x 48" sizes require custom packaging and may have to ship via freight services. A $30.00 handling fee will apply and will automatically be added to the order. Final shipping charges will not be available at the time of ordering. A quote can be requested or shipping charges can be automatically billed at the time of shipment.
Products sold as a clearance may be excess inventory that does not meet the stringent specifications of medical or aerospace applications, have blemishes and/or other imperfections as noted in the product descriptions. These items are sold "As Is", are nonrefundable and will not be backordered. If an ordered quantity cannot be fulfilled, we will ship available on hand quantities and automatically cancel any remaining balance.