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Carbon Fibre or Glass Fibre?

 

There are several factors which might dictate the choice of these materials so we have included the following table to assist you. Aluminium is included for comparison purposes.

 Carbon Fibre      Glass Fibre    Aluminium        

      Stiffness (GPa)       

80 - 220 

 30

 70

  Strength (MPa)  

1200 - 2500

 600

250

   Density Kgm-3  

 1580

 2050

 2700

  Price (£)/Kg  

 

 

Key: Red - Worst  Amber - Moderate  Green - Best




Cosmetics

      2 x 2 Twill Carbon Fibre                                    90 / 10 'Viper' Weave



Tube Dimensions

 

Depending on tooling availability, we can offer tubes within the following ranges

 

 MinMaxTolerances
Inside Diameter (mm)3.0320+/- 0.1
Outside Diameter (mm) (Natural Finish)5.2325   +/- 0.3
Outside Diameter (mm) (Ground Smooth Finish)5.0 175 +/- 0.1 
Individual Length 53600 +/- 1 
  




Definitions

Strength : A measure of the maximum load that can be placed on a material before it permanently deforms or breaks. Engineers often use this as yield stress, σ,  as a measure of a material's strength.

Stiffness : A measure of the amount of deflection that a load causes in a material. Engineers use a value called Young's Modulus, E, for stiffness.