Carbon Fiber Square Tubes
ACP’s Square Carbon Fiber Tubes are manufactured with high strength, medium modulus unidirectional carbon fiber prepreg, with the majority of the fibers positioned along the length of the tube. The unidirectional layers are wrapped around a mandrel and oriented in a 0/90 degree orientation and cured at high temperatures and pressure. This type of construction offers a high stiffness to weight ratio tube with increased bending stiffness and axial strength, a high crush resistance and tight inner diameter (ID) tolerances.
The Square Carbon Fiber Tubes have an outermost layer of 2x2 twill fabric which gives the tube a few advantages including better machinability, reduced splintering and the decorative aesthetics associated with carbon fiber. All our roll wrapped tubes feature a slight rib texture spiraling along their length where shrink-tape has been used in the manufacturing process. If need be, this can easily be sanded and polished away.
Upon request, we can manufacturer tubes using intermediate or high modulus carbon fiber. Custom options also include variations of layers and their fiber orientation. Fibers oriented at 90 degrees (hoop) are wrapped around the circumference to provide high crushing strength and stiffness. The fibers that run along the length, in the 0 degree direction, provide high bending strength and stiffness. Fibers oriented at +/- 45 degree deliver increased torsional rigidity. Request a quote today.
- Balanced Layup
- High crush/bend strength and stiffness
- Easy machinability
- Decorative Aesthetics
- Hardware easily mounts to ID and OD
- Aerospace Spars & Beams
- UAV Housing Components
- Frames & Supports
- Structural Components
- Interior Design
- Automation Equipment
- Recreational Equipment
- Unidirectional Carbon Fiber
Carbon Fiber 2x2 Twill
Please note: All data to be used as a guide only; not a specification.
*We can create custom layup options to meet your design requirement.
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If you would like to learn more about this product, give us a call at (800) 811-2009.
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.
When a stock material doesn’t meet your requirements, we can utilize our supplier relationships to acquire materials that best fit your needs.
- Specialty Material
- Outside Tooling/Services
Our design and manufacturing team can work with you to fabricate custom tubes.
- Fiber Selection
- Manufacturing Process
- Surface Finish
- Outer Diameters from .250" to 4.00"*
- 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
Call 1-800-811-2009 for quote