Tube - Fabric - 0.500 x 0.584 x 72 Inch

Sku: 45525
Tube - Fabric - 0.500 x 0.584 x 72 Inch
Sku: 45525
  • 1 to 9 $87.99
  • 10 to 49 $79.79
  • 50 to 99 $75.59
  • 100+ $68.39

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0.50" ID Carbon Fiber Tube ◾ 2x2 Twill Pattern ◾ Gloss Finish ◾ Fabric Finish Provides An Ideal Machining Surface

Unlike metals which have similar properties in all directions (isotropic), the properties of composites are varying, dependent on the orientation of the fibers in each layer. This particular carbon fiber fabric tube has an internal diameter (ID) of 0.50" and an outer diameter (OD) of 0.584". The outer ply of material on this tube is a 2x2 twill weave (diagonal appearance seen below) which will prevent fiber breakout better than unidirectional material. Thus, fabric tubes provide an ideal surface for machining. The core of this tube is almost always comprised of multi-directional "uni" plies which makes most carbon fiber fabric & unidirectional tubes ideal for bending and compression applications.

Roll wrapped tubing is manufactured using multiple layers of prepreg carbon fiber (and if noted, other) materials. In general each layer is about 0.006 inches thick which means that a tube with a wall thickness of 0.060 inches will typically be composed of 9-10 individual layers of carbon fiber. The number of layers (plys) allows us to vary the orientation of the fibers throughout the thickness, creating a high performance, engineered product.

Roll Wrapped 0.50" ID Fabric Tubing Facts

  • Ideal for bending and compression applications
  • 2x2 twill weave provides a traditional carbon fiber aesthetic
  • 0.50" ID x 0.584" OD x 72" Long
  • Gloss Finish, can be sanded to remove gloss. Option available in customization box
  • Learn about our Roll Wrapping Process

*This diagram illustrates a "generic" layup. The SKU being viewed may not have the layup schedule shown in this diagram. To view this SKU's particular layup please check out the "LAYUP ORIENTATION" tab. 

Additional Information

Additional Information

Application General
Max Operating Temp (Tg) 238F
Materials Standard Modulus Carbon
Pattern 2X2 Twill Weave
Surface Finish (exterior) Cello Wrap Gloss
Features and Benefits

Fabric roll wrapped tubing offers many benefits over uni-directional and even filament wound tubing. That isn't to say it is the best however. Here are a few reasons you may wish to consider fabric roll wrapped tubing for your application.

  • Superior machine ability 
  • Much better durability by reducing the potential extent of fiber breakout if drilled, machined or damaged
  • Typical aesthetic associated with carbon fiber products
  • Most "fabric" tubes contain a majority 0° plies in the layup allowing for the most effective bending load support. (whereas filament wound tubes cannot achieve angles less than ~7°
Layup Orientation


SKU:  45525 Rev E

Ply # Orientation Location
1 0 Inside
2 0
3 90
4 90
5 0
6 0
7 0/90 Outside
  • 0° Fibers maximize bending stiffness. Consider bending the tube over your knee.
  • 45° Fibers maximize torsional stiffness. Typically plied together in an opposing manner, i.e. ±45°. Consider twisting the tube like a vehicle's driveshaft.
  • 90° Fibers maximize crushing stiffness and generally assist in overall tube strength. Consider laying the tube on the ground and stepping on it.


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