Carbon Fiber Twill Weave Cloth is a high strength, high modulus cloth. It has a high stiffness ratio, and a high strength-to-weight ratio as well. The Twill weave is characterized by the "twill line" or diagonal rib. Each tow warp end floats over two or more picks (depending on the twill formation.) Twills are very pliable and have excellent drape while maintaining stability.
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HI GUYS!! HOW MANY LAYERS OF THIS MATERIAL SHOULD BE RIGHT FOR A TYPICAL RACING CAR?I WAS THINKING ABOUT FOUR? WILL 4 MAKE A FINAL THICKNESS OF ABOUT 1/8"? IS 1/8" THICK ENOUGH ? HEEEELP. SINCERELY , FERNANDO
Wash layer will come out to approximately .010" thick depending on the process you're using. This is accurate for vacuum / resin infusion, but if you're doing wet layup it will come out a little thicker. I use to work in the racing industry using all preinpregnated material. That also came out to about .010" per layer. Majority of the time we did 4 layers - 5 layers, with an extra 2 - 3 layers in spots that may take more damage or mounting locations.Hope this helps
DEAR WADE CAN YOU GIVE ME YOUR PHONE NUMBER SO I CAN CALL YOU? SINCERELY, FERNANDO
Thanks. Wade i just place a $2,650.00 order but they ate holding it for credit card aproval until tuesday , that allows me to call you maybe on momday morning and change the order depending on the info and advisory you gently provide to me. Ill call you thanks
DEAR WADE, PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR PHONE NUMBER I NEED HELP. JUST 3 OR 4 QUESTIONS THAT YOUR EXPERTISE CAN EASELY AWNSER OUT .
Hey Fernando, I will be available through text tonight. I'd be more than happy to try and help answer any questions. if you feel you must call, then tomorrow after 8am will be best. it won't let me enter my number so I'll spell it out. Nine one nine five 2 three three five nine five.Thanks
I have enough cf for the job, but need to juggle the pieces to cover the whole area. If I have to join pieces of carbon fiber, what guidelines would you use to decide where to make the cuts? How much overlap? And what do you do with the tough greenish thread that holds the edges of the 2" tape in place?
A lot of this depends on the application. I'm guessing that you're not laying this up in a mold, but if so, put the cuts in the first layer where they'll look the best. Regardless, try to put your joined areas in different spots on subsequent layers. A 1" overlap should be plenty. The threads on the tape just stay in it.I hope this was helpful.Good luck!
Hi Tom. thanks for the info.Am only using a single layer of 5.7 oz carbon twill with a layer of s-glass over it. Weight is the issue. This is going over Divinycell, with fiberglass underneath the composite. All the videos seem to use a single sheet, and I wondered how cut edges would look cosmetically, and if the carbonfiber strength would be compromised. If so, the direction and position of those cuts would be an issue worth investigating. I'm building a flight case with some curves.
Can I use a thin epoxie to apply carbonfiber cloth ? Bob P
Hi Bob,Yes, I used a 30 minute epoxy thinned with about 20% MEK. You could use alcohol, lacquer thinner, etc - just about everything will thin epoxy without losing any strength. The thinner will evaporate off leaving the epoxy. This makes for a very, very strong bond when the CF is completely wetted out.Regards,
Absolutely!! I use this this cloth to make tubing and lay ups from fin to fin on high power rockets I fly as a hobby. The thin laminating epoxy is what you want for this.
yes you can. More fill coats will be needed. And you will need to clear coat it for UV protection.
Yes, you do not need to thicken the epoxy to get it to set. I would brush on a thin coat to the surface you are applying it to then to the back side of the cloth and put it in place. Then you just need to make sure you don't have any air bubbles under the cloth. Just keep brushing until you work them all out and wait for it to set to appreciate your work...
Unfortunately I deliverthe cloth to a professional. I would not know the answer.
Good day. I'm planning to build my own fishing boat, about 50' ft length and made of carbon fiber. A trimaran type of fishing boat. My question is what type of carbon fiber should I use for the hull? outrigger? and some other part. Thank you very much...
50 foot really! Wow, I would ask this question to the north west school of wooden boats you can look it up on the Internet. They would know all the engineering of what type and tensile strength carbon fiber and fiberglass you would need.with that size of boat I wouldn't trust information from anyone but professionals Sirius professionals.
what is the difference between 3k, and 5k carbon fiber twill weave??
The difference is the weight of the cloth. The 5k is a heavier weight that the 3k.
How thick is this cloth and is it suitable as a work table-top protector?
Material is .012" thick. As far as the table top protection... this depends more on the epoxy for protection than the carbon fiber. It would certainly work if properly applied and would look great.
This would not be a good choice as a tabletop protector unless you plan to epoxy it in place. Carbon fiber is designed to be used with an epoxy resin (think fiberglass) to provide a tough membrane. As a stand alone material, the loose twill strands would not hold their uniformity, and would provide no more protection than a tablecloth. If your looking for a work table protector, use a sheet of 2-sided melamine in 1/2 or 3/4" thickness. Durable, reversible, and disposable.
How thick is this material? Will it conform to a mold with inside corners that have a .063" radius?
I find that this carbon fiber fabric is similar in thickness to 7-8 ounce fiberglass, but not as nimble. Being the weave is wider then 1/16th inch, you would need to set it on the bias for an inside radius like that, unless you have the means to press it into shape (a vacuum bag would be perfect). Hope this helps.
How thick is this material? Will it conform to a mold with corners that have a .063" radius?
It measures 0.009 inches thick with my digital calipers. It is flexible enough to conform to a 0.063" radius.
I used this on a fairly flat surface with a nice gentle curve. I do not think it will conform to corners that tight. For what I used it for it was perfect, I got the stiffness I needed and it was easy to work with.
What epoxy systems being used on this product? I am concerned with weight and strength, not appearance.Thanks,J
I used West system epoxy to build CF spreaders for my CF mast, it's strong,light,& stiff plus wets out nicely...Ron
I have a Seawind 24 catamaran and wanted to replace the side deck panels that are 4' * 10' and were aluminum and too low. I used end grain balsa with the carbon fiber weave on both sides of the end grain balsa and then ran three lateral stringers of 2" * 1" underneath, epoxied on using West System 205. The result are two exceptionally light, rigid platforms that have easily held the weight of 4 adults a 3' chop at 12-14 speed, so well above strength. I painted the underside but used the Kiwi textured deck paint on top in light blue and its really good. I did vacuum bag the decks as I laid them up. Recommend this.Alan
We used the West System epoxy. That is the 105 Resin, and the 205 hardener. We used size B of both. Works great. Nice and light. Be careful, it can get hot while curing, especially if you mix it in a container, that can get REALLY hot because its all in one place.
West system works great. Only use enough to coat the fiber.
West Systems Products
A great product for my Marblehead RC boat
I use this product to make the hull, keel and rudder of a Marblehead RC sailboat.
Joao de Deus
Joinville, SC - Brazil
Good Carbon but extremely frayed!
Purchased the carbon from JD because of the amazing reviews saying how pristine looking the carbon was. Dont get me wrong, great price and a great product, but considering I bought this for a show cause and not a structural, I am rather dissapointed. I spent hours removing imperfections about an inch long over the entire piece, and I didnt get it all out. Not was I was hoping for.
Carbon cloth at its best...
As a beginner, it was as easy as it gets working with composite.Thanks a lot!
I have tried numerous Carbon fiber suppliers from around the world including Japanese and Italian made Carbon fiber. By far Jamestown distributors carries the best Carbon fiber in terms of strength to weight ratio and price. This carbon fiber twill weave is excellent for infusion. The weave isn't to tight and isn't to loose. [@]
Very good deal!
I use thiss CF in speedboards, and it's really good. The fibers are nice, and the finished result is very good looking and stiff. I'm not very used to carbonfiber, so i messed ut the twill direction a little bit the first time. The cloth is easy to apply, and leaves a strong surface. I use the cloth in vacuumbags with foam molds.
Carbon Fiber Review
I have a large amount of experience in composite materials and I have to say this carbon fiber is the best material I have used. The carbon weave is tight and uniform throughout the entire piece. There were no scars or marks anywhere on the carbon fiber. The material was pristine and the packaging was great. I would recommend this product to anyone.
Punta Gorda, FL
I use this in race cars and on show cars. The weave retention is great, and is very consistant, having no permanent flaws. It molds well and isnt as brittle as the cheaper carbon from other sources.Overall, it is a really good product.