Lightweight / High Stiffness

Lightweight / High Stiffness

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If you have a requirement for a light weight structure with high stiffness requirements, carbon fiber composite may help you meet that specification. As specialists in carbon fiber, we can ensure the fiber orientation and resin matrix for maximum performance within cost objectives.

Laminates can be designed with very directional properties to best react loads without "wasting weight" providing strength in directions that experience no or little load. Tubes can be designed for mostly bending or for mostly torsion, saving weight by not including fibers oriented for unused properties. If you have questions, call our San Diego office at 858-537-6260 or request a quote.

Possible lightweight/High stiffness composite applications

  • Gantry supports for machining equipment or printing
  • Drive shafts
  • Telescopes
  • Antenna supports

Benefits of lightweight/High stiffness composite structures

  • Lighter weight
  • Higher load capacity
  • Less deflection under load
  • Higher vibration natural frequency
  • Reduced manpower for handling