Unidirectional Carbon fiber Cloth is a strong, lightweight composite that can be used with polyester or epoxy. Used in building America's Cup boats, the material can strengthen any project while adding minimal weight.
Graphite running the warp and a cloth thread securing it. Good for areas requiring carbon strength in only one direction, or can be overlapped with itself to achieve two-directional strength.
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Carbon Fiber Cloth
the thread that holds them together is removed at the time of laminating or is left?
No, it is not removable.
JD Tech Team
Hi jrjimenez, the thread that holds the uni's together stays in forlaminating. If you vacuum consolidate the laminate, then the threadsdon't really show on the final part.? If you just do a hand layup withno vacuum then the threads will show on the final surface and you mightwant to put a final layer of carbon fiber weave for aesthetics. Or youcan sand the threads if needed but they don't sand very well.
a cloth thread securing it does that mean I can cut it without it coming apart on me say longitudinally?
If you don't pull at the edges it won't come apart.
a cloth thread securing it.Is this thread glued keeping it together and keeping it from coming apart when you cut it?
Try using painters tape in the areas you wish to cut to keep the fiber together.
Yes, you can cutting out simple shapes .The hot melt glue keeps fibers together.
What is the weight of the cloth in oz/yard^2 or gsm?
This is 9.4 oz/yd.
I want to wearproof the underside on my rotary lawn mower. What carbon fibre is both applicable with epoxy to steel sheet and abrasion resistant. Thanks ? Don Gilliem
Believe it or not, J.B. Weld works well with carbon fiber cloth. What I jokingly tell myself every time I use it, "When you're not concerned with absolute light weight, CF cloth and J.B. Weld is like the name "Marilyn Manson." - Combining the best with the worst (for light weight)."
How fire resistant is the raw untreated material?
The properties of carbon fibers, such as high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion, make them very popular in aerospace, civil engineering, military, and motorsports, along with other competition sports. However, they are relatively expensive when compared to similar fibers, such as glass fibers or plastic fibers.Carbon fibers are usually combined with other materials to form a composite. When combined with a plastic resin and wound or molded it forms carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (often referred to as carbon fiber) which has a very high strength-to-weight ratio, and is extremely rigid although somewhat brittle. However, carbon fibers are also composited with other materials, such as with graphite to form carbon-carbon composites, which have a very high heat tolerance.
How thick is this? Ideally including epoxy. If I used 8 layers. How thick would it be. I'm looking at the 50in width, though I assume they are all the same.
Ryan Nate Wilson
More important is what you use it for. My application was a layup over baltic birch plywood for use as fins on a rocket. I used three layers and had plenty of strength. Thickness of the layup was about 1/16 inch to perhaps as much as 3/32. I need stiffness and used very thin laminating epoxy.
DONALD J COSGROVE
thanks guys, much appreciated. I'll be ordering some in a few weeks.
Ryan Nate Wilson
I do not have a answer because I always try to keep it thin as possible for my applications.Sorry
The thickness depends on how the laminate is laid up, I vacuum press my laminates with heat so they will be thinner than just a wet lay up. I also use both unidirectional and by- directional cloth in my lay ups for my guitar fingerboards. The only way to determine the actual thickness is to do a sample with the system you plan to use to laminate.
Hi Ryan,I measured it with the calipers. It is 1mm dry per layer. If you vacuum bag it or pressure mold it, it could come down to about .5mm. I feel the epoxy is pretty negligable as long as your not wallowing in epoxy. Hope this helps.David
carbon fiber unidirectional cloth:would this cloth add stiffness but still flex if laminated to thin strips of wood to make a limb for a bow ?
Hmmmm...great question.The stuff has a super high tensile modulus, and so will lock in the faces of your arms perfectly. The core in compression will give you your flex, so the thickness is critical. I haven't actually used this material for such a dynamic application but my gut instinct is that it will work fine, and look great.Toughness is another matter. Carbon is famous for incredible strength...and catastrophic failure. There's no grey area. You push and push and push and then...BOOM! From that respect, Kevlar might be a better choice. But you know, carbon is so much sexier to look at.The industry is undoubtedly using these materials already, and I'd suspect that a quick search will land you plenty of tried and true products to emulate.
Uni by itself may not be the best answer, cloth layup probably needs to address stresses/loads that it will be subject too. Have a look at a picture of commercial model to see example orientation of layup. Top most layers may be for aesthetics but the general idea should come through.Bottom-line: look for info on layup design then find cloth to fit requirements. E-glass will have more info available than carbon.
I have no experience with the application for this purpose, I use it for fiberglass duplicate pieces where I am looking for lightness and strength, but not flex. Sorry I could not help on this question.
It would definitely add lots of stiffness, but my suspicion is that the stuff will rupture long before reaching the deformations one would expect from a wooden bow. Unlike wood, carbon fiber is very brittle.
Yes it will add stiffness. I used this material to make some snow skis. Sandwich construction: [Base material w/metal edges, 0/90 twill weave carbon, unidirectional carbon, Lightweight Redwood core, unidirectional carbon, 0/90 twill weave, transparent tough UV resistant Polyester top-sheet]. The unidirectional cloth is easy to work with and works great! My wife and sister love their skis I made them.Rex
Yes, as long as you don't have too many layers of the carbon.
Yes, it would add stiffness and it would flex some, but it depends on how much you use, which orientation, how many layers, and if you use it correctly both structurally and in construction technique (I recommend vacuum bagging or autoclave for best results). It is worth a try if you bag it correctly. Good luck.
Is the carbon fiber more heat resistant that regular fiberglass? Can I use it ot repair a fiberglass muffler - up to 300 degrees F?
Any CF fabric endures high temps, 500 degrees and beyond. The problem is that the CF reinforces a plastic, like epoxy or polyester , and those plastics will give up at around 230 degrees. You could experiment with using something like sodium silicate ( the main ingredient in muffler cement) to bind the CF, but I've never heard of it being done before, and would not count on it working structurally. Might plug a leak for a while.
The only advice I can legally give you is I don't know. However I can share that I have been unable to light any tupe of fiberglass on fire with a normal open flame. Carbon fiber should be the most resistant to hear and fire as carbon is the leftover from huge house fires burning at 20 thousand degrees.
What is the weight of this fabric per ounce?
I believe it is 10 oz., but it has been quite a while since I bought fabric here. I am buying fabric from Soller now.
Per foot? I don't know anything other than what the specs say. I had no prior experience with the product and was surprised to find out that it does not lie flat and it does not wet out easily. I'd think vacuum bagging would be very desirable, if not essential.
Oh, one ounce.
it was exactly what I ordered
It was what I thought I was getting and it came quickly. I use it on cnc cut foam to make blades for my boat. I will buy it again.
Excellent customer support!!!
A poor packing job led to spillage of product upon arrival. Immediate replacement was shipped out and all is well. Couldn't of been handled any better!
Carbon Fiber Inidirectional Cloth
High Quality.....Good Price....Good Availabilty
Shipping Costs High in Small Quanities
Used for tying in carbon fiber tubes on a canoe.
Great strong product for windsurfing board repair. Please next time just send it regulsr parcel post and not registered mail.
Windsor Ontario Canada
Great quality material!
I purchased this cloth to reinforce the composite material in a radio control jet. Works GREAT! Added a lot of rigidity to the surface that it was applied to.