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
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
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.
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
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
I do not have a answer because I always try to keep it thin as possible for my applications.Sorry
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 ?
Yes, as long as you don't have too many layers of the carbon.
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.
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.
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
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.
wish to use for r.c. aircraft (fiberglass,wood construction) to reinforce firewalls, formers, bulkheads, wing joints, stabilizers in high performance models. Is this the right type of cloth?
Uni offers strength in one direction, so if you're confident that you know a part's directional load requirements, then uni is perfect. Spars and stringers where fibers are primarily needed in the 0-degree direction for instance.Parts loaded in shear such as bulkheads need either multi-axial cloth or multiple layers of uni applied in different directions. Uni or biax cloth will provide a stiffer part since the fibers aren't crimped by the weave geometry.
Depends on how big of an aircraft you are making. This cloth is a great reinforcement, but its a relatively heavy weave and will not conform well to tighter curves and radiuses.For smaller parts you are probably better off with a lightweight woven carbon cloth, rather than this Uni.It will conform well and be easier to work with, and provide you with a better balance of strength in different directions. There are also some lighter weight uni available from other vendors that is better if you are looking to use it for specific reinforcements.
This is great cloth. I've been using it in custom downhill snow skis for the past few years. A few years ago I bought some of the 50 inch wide uni-cloth and the "tows" were about 1/2 inch wide each "weave pitch". Last winter I ordered and used some of the 24 inch wide uni-cloth. The "tows" were about 1/8 inch wide and the warp threads held up much better (i.e. didn't break while handling and cutting the material prior to lamination). I also used the 2x2 twill weave to provide torsional stiffness (fibers at +- 45 degrees). This was also quite easy to use. Depending on the width of the reinforcement area on your RC plane, you might consider the carbon fiber tape rolls instead of the wide cloth.
Unidirectional cloth is used for reinforcement on a single axis, so it would be well used to stiffen wing joints or the fuselage or the wings themselves. Bulkheads that are long continuous pieces could also be done with unidirectional, but typically anything that is a large surface like the skin on the fuselage or stabilizer should be done with a bi axial cloth for strength along two axis.
Sure but the cost outweighs the value you will probably get from it.Also most of the materials for marine use are heavier weights of cloth, measured by density of the weave.
I'm not familiar with the stresses on airplanes. I assume you are referring to radio control models when you refer to rc. I used unidirectional carbon for my centerboard on my 27 foot sailboat which has a lot of lateral force and stress when we sail with it down. I'm please with its capabilities for the weight to strength ratio. When applying it with West System, it wets out quickly and binds to wood very well.
I believe that the uni-directional, while very strong and great for reinforcing, would be overkill in your application though it depends on the size and force on the R/C aircraft. I would imagine that basic carbon cloth 0-90 plain weave would be more than sufficient.
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.