Carbon Fiber Pultruded Tubing
Our Carbon Fiber Pultruded Tubes are manufactured by pulling continuous carbon fibers combined with a resin matrix through a heated steel forming die. This process is referred to as pultrusion and is used for producing continuous lengths of composite materials with constant cross-sections.
As the carbon fibers are saturated with the resin mixture and then pulled through a die, the hardening of the resin is initiated by the heat from the die and a rigid, cured tube is formed in the shape and size of the die. The majority of the fibers are running in the 0 degree direction, along the length of the tube, to produce an extremely stiff and lightweight tube with a very low coefficient of expansion. This type of construction offers a high stiffness to weight ratio tube with incredible linear strength, due to the orientation of the carbon fibers, and tight outer diameter (OD) tolerances.
Our Pultruded Carbon Fiber Tubes have a matte finish surface and are covered with a light glass scrim to improve structural integrity of the tube.
- Aerospace Spars & Beams
- UAV Housing Components
- Frames & Supports
- Structural Components
- Interior Design
- Automation Equipment
- Recreational Equipment
Please note: All data to be used as a guide only; not a specification.
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If you would like to learn more about this product, give us a call at (800) 811-2009.
The Do's and Don'ts of Cutting Composite Tubes and Rods
Q: What is the difference between the series?
A: Series are used to segment items with differing physical and/or technical properties. Please review the product data sheets for comparison.
Q: How is the wall thickness calculated?
A: Subtract the inner diamter (ID) from the outer diamer (OD) and divide that number by 2. Example: 1.624"OD-1.50"OD= .124". .124"/2=.062" Wall thickness (WT)
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 works with you to fabricate custom panels, laminates and tubes.
- Fiber Selection
- Manufacturing Process
- Surface Finish
- Outer Diameters from .250" to 3.00"*
- Lengths up to 8'*
*Available size options are contingent on tooling and material availability. Minimum order quantities may apply.
- CNC Machining
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ACP can cut stock rods and tubes to custom sizes in-house to hold tight tolerances for convenience and availability.
+/- 0.25" Tolerance
$10.00 setup fee per cut length
$1.00 per cut
+/- 0.125" Tolerance
$50.00 setup fee per cut length
$1.00 per cut
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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.