We now produce 9 different grades of Carbon fibre composite material .This allows us to offer the right material for any specific application, whether it is for standard production parts or specials . These materials can be divided into two sub groups .
Carbon this is a laminate of woven carbon fibre cloth and Epoxy resin vacuum consolidated and oven cured for maximum strength . This is the lightest and stiffest material that we offer, but it is also the most expensive, the material selection chart shows the different thicknesses and fibre configurations available .
CSC this is a laminate of carbon fibre glass fibre and Epoxy resin fully vacuum consolidated and cured as the full carbon grades . Glass fibre is a tougher material than Carbon fibre but is also heavier, the other main advantage is that it is a cheaper fabric, making the CSC grades a good compromise of price and weight with excellent toughness . The amount of Glass fabric present in any laminate varies from around 20% to over 80% .
To help with identification of materials used as standard we have included a material identification letter in the price table e.g. [G], this cross references with the table below .
|A||2.0 mm Carbon||5 layers carbon||0-90/+-45/0-90/+-45/0-90|
|B||2.4 mm Carbon||6 layers carbon||0-90/+-45/0-90/90-0/+-45/0-90|
|C||3.0 mm Carbon||7 layers carbon||0-90/+-45/0-90/+-45/0-90/+-45/0-90|
|D||1.4 mm CSC||2 carbon 1 glass||0-90/0-90 g/0-90|
|E||2.0 mm CSC||2 carbon 3 glass||0-90/0-90 g/+- 45g/0-90 g/0-90|
|F||2.3 mm CSC||4 carbon 1 glass||0-90/+-45/0-90 g/+-45/0-90|
|G||2.6 mm CSC||4 carbon 2 glass||0-90/+-45/0-90 g/0-90 g/+-45/0-90|
|H||2.9 mm CSC||4 carbon 3 glass||0-90/+-45/0-90 g/0-90 g/0-90 g/+-45/0-90|
|I||3.0 mm CSC||2 carbon 4 glass||0-90/0-90 g/0-90 g/0-90 g/0-90 g /0-90|
Any of the above materials can be supplied as blank sheet, or can be specified for the production of specials, or as an alternative to the listed standard parts. A minimum order value would be applied to this service .