Negative (-NEG) CTE / ZTE Tubing
Near zero CTE, slightly negative ◾ High modulus carbon fiber◾ Aerospace quality tubing◾ Unidirectional fiber finish ◾ Low outgassing certified
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 (hysteresis) in elongation, bend or twist after exposure to high or low temperatures. We validate the CTE performance with an in-house optical metrology system. Our negative ZTE Carbon tubes have a CTE < 0.1 parts per million/°F for elongation.
Negative ZTE Tube Properties
Our negative ZTE Carbon tubes have a CTE less than 0.1 parts per million per degree Fahrenheit for elongation. The specific properties for these tubes are as follows:
|Typical Values||Unit||NEGATIVE (unidirectional)|
NOTE: The CTE values listed above are on average 20X lower than typical carbon laminates.