Economical Production Process for Round and Shaped Composite Tubing ▪ Experienced Technicians
What is the Roll Wrapping Process?
Sheets of pre-impregnated fibers called "pre-preg" are:
- Wrapped onto a mandrel in multiple layers and angles
- Externally pressurized and then
- Heat cured to solidify
After curing, the solid composite form is extracted from the mandrel as a tube. Rock West Composites has vast experience and know-how with the roll-wrapping process and takes pride in our unmatched quality and efficiency.
When do we use this process for Composite Tubes?
For smaller, shorter tubes. Roll-wrapping is primarily used for producing small to medium diameter tubes of shorter lengths — 0.250" through 12.0" diameter, up to 8' long. Roll-wrapping is typically the most economical process for smaller quantity production runs.