Our Composite Tubes
HAC manufacture composite tubes from carbon fibre, glass fibre, aramid fibre (KevlarTM) or a mixture of materials to meet our customers' requirements. The majority of the tubes are constructed using a mandrel wrapping process (also known as roll wrap) which allows the accurate placement and alignment of fibres to achieve a composite tube with the optimum balance of stiffness, strength and weight for each application.
Roll Wrap Technology
The majority of HAC tubes are manufactured using a male moulding process known as "roll wrap". This method of construction is perfect for creating thin walled composite tubing and has been perfected for your benefit over four decades of manufacturing the highest quality fishing rod blanks together with aerospace, defence, motorsport, marine and industrial components delivered worldwide.
True zero degrees axial fibre alignment
Not achievable using winding technologies, your tube will have the benefit of fibres aligned exactly as they should be to produce the optimum tube for your application.
Material can be introduced at any position along the tube to match your exact requirements.
Generally not possible with pultrusion processes, if you require a tapered tube then you have come to the right place. You will benefit from over a century of tapered rod and tube technology.
Choice of finishes
If you require a smooth to touch finish, a painted tube or a 'classic' woven carbon fibre look, we will provide you with a product to suit your customers' needs.
We demand tight tooling tolerances to offer you the highest quality tubes, time after time.
You won't be hit with expensive tooling charges as in other moulding methods. If we don't have the correct size tool for your composite tube, the material for a straightforward tube is relatively inexpensive and can be sourced to suit all budgets.
Range of sizes available
Our general tube internal diameter (ID) sizes range from 4.49 mm - 152.40 mm (0.176"-6.000") but other sizes can be manufactured up to about 325 mm (13"). Wall thicknesses range generally from 0.6 mm - 10.00 mm (0.024"-0.400") depending on diameter and intended use. Lengths up to 3600 mm (12½ft) are possible but we can offer jointed tubes to create longer lengths if required.