Low CTE / ZTE Tubing
Near Zero CTE ▪ High Modulus ▪ AEROSPACE QUALITY ▪ AFFORDABLE
ZTE CarbonTM Tubes are a precision product that is commercially produced. It is an excellent choice for structures requiring dimensional stability. Our tubes are engineered to have essentially no residual distortion (hysterisis) in elongation, bend or twist after exposure to high or low temperatures. We validate the CTE performance of each lot with an in-house optical metrology system. Learn more about ZTE Carbon Tubes below.
DESCRIPTION OF TWO TYPES OF ZTE TUBES
ARE YOU POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE?
Our ZTE Carbon tubes offer better than 0.1 parts per million per degree Fahrenheit in multiple axes: elongation, bending and torsion. But you may have a preference on that variation. We offer two tube products to choose from engineered respectively to deliver:
- -P slightly positive CTE
- -N slightly negative CTE
|Typical Values||Unit||-P (fabric outer)||-N (uni outer)|
Note: These CTE values listed are on average 20X lower than typical carbon laminates!
TYPES OF APPLICATIONS
This near zero CTE composite tube has been employed in:
- optical benches
- metering structures
- measuring devices
- medical devices
- test fixtures, and
- other precision applications
Interested in custom sizes or CTE testing? Please call!
- Must be purchased at full length listed but we can cut, machine and sand most to order. Select "Add/Customize" to choose your desired customizations.
- Max Operating Temp (Tg)
- Tube And Rod Finish
- Wall Thickness
- Inner Diameter
- Outer Diameter