Carbon Fiber Twill Roll Wrapped Tubing
ACP’s Carbon Fiber Twill Roll Wrapped Tubing are manufactured by wrapping carbon fiber unidirectional prepreg tape onto a mandrel in multiple layers and orientations and cured at high temperatures and pressure.
The unidirectional layers are oriented in a 0/90 degree orientation with the majority of the fibers positioned in the longitudinal access. 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. 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.
Carbon Fiber Twill Roll Wrapped Tubing 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.
- 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.
Tips on how to use this product in certain applications are coming soon.
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: 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 can work with you to fabricate custom 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
Contact us today to discuss your requirements.
Already know what your looking for?
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