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About Carbon Fiber Tubes

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Cubicarbon offers a wide range of carbon fiber tubes for many different applications. Our tubes are manufactured in China, all products have passed strict QC.

Carbon fiber tubes are used in numerous applications like tactical ladders, trusses, beams, and more. Carbon fiber is typically chosen over traditional materials such as aluminum, steel, and titanium because of the following properties:

  1. High strength and stiffness to weight
  2. Excellent resistance to fatigue
  3. Dimensional stability: Low CTE (Coefficient of Thermal Expansion)
  4. Resistance to corrosion
  5. X-Ray transparency
  6. Chemical resistivity

Roll Wrapped Prepreg Carbon Fiber Tubes
Roll wrapped prepreg carbon fiber tubes are constructed using multiple wraps of twill and/or unidirectional fabrics. Rolled tubes are ideal for applications that require the highest bending stiffness and lowest weight, such as automation, robotics, telescoping poles, idler rollers, and UAV components. Additionally, the longer-length versions of these tubes have options for high and ultra high modulus carbon fiber, as well as choices for outer fabrics, such as colored Kevlar fabrics. The standard finish is cello-wrapped gloss, but a smooth sanded finish is also available.

Braided Carbon Fiber Tubes
Braided carbon fiber tubes are comprised of carbon fiber braid and unidirectional fabrics. They offer excellent torsional characteristics, as well as crush strength, and are ideal for high torque applications. These carbon tubes are available in round, rectangular, and square and can be axially optimized or made with higher modulus carbon fibers for increased bending stiffness. The standard for these tubes is our proprietary natural surface finish, showing a wet shiny appearance. Many can also be cello-wrapped for a glossier look or even peel ply texture finish for improved bonding.

Large Diameter Carbon Fiber Tubes
Our large diameter carbon fiber tubes are comprised of rolled bi-directional woven carbon fiber. This tubing is designed for large applications, such as telescope projects or lightweight drums. Our carbon fiber large tubes come with a textured finish on both the inside and outside for easy bonding and painting.

If you do not see what you need, contact us to discuss manufacturing tubes to your custom specifications.