Roll Wrapped Carbon Fiber Tubing
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Roll wrapping carbon fiber tubes is the process we use for composite tubes that are smaller and shorter in length. Rock West Composites utilize prepreg materials, including carbon fiber, fiberglass, kevlar, flax, and hybrids when roll wrapping tubes. This manufacturing process is primarily used for producing small to medium diameter tubes of 0.250" through 12.0" diameter and lengths up to 8' long. Rolled tubes are ideal for applications that require the highest bending stiffness and lowest weight, such as telescoping poles, automation robotics, idler rollers, and UAV components.
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.