Need any help or advice?+44 (0)1782 454499

VIDEO TUTORIAL

USED IN THIS PROJECT

Although not necessarily an exhaustive list, the following tools and materials, supplied by Easy Composites, were used in this project.

The quantity shown below is the approximate amount used in the project rounded up to the nearest available kit size or quantity.

WOVEN CLOTHS
90g Plain Weave 1k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-PL-90-10090g Plain Weave 1k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€85.60 /linear metre

650g 2x2 Twill 12k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-22-650-100650g 2x2 Twill 12k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€29.05 /linear metre

450g 2x2 Twill 12k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-22-450-100450g 2x2 Twill 12k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€23.25 /linear metre

210g 2x2 Twill 3k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-22-210-100210g 2x2 Twill 3k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€24.40 /linear metre

210g Plain Weave 3k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-PW-210-100210g Plain Weave 3k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€25.00 /linear metre

375g 5HS 6k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1250mm) Thumbnail
CF-5HS-375-1250375g 5HS 6k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1250mm)€36.05 /linear metre

Total €0.00
UNIDIRECTIONAL & MULTIAXIAL
250g 6k Unidirectional Carbon Fibre Tape (100mm) Thumbnail
CF-TP-UD6K-250-100250g 6k Unidirectional Carbon Fibre Tape (100mm)€5.95 /linear metre

300g +/-45 Biaxial 3k Carbon Fibre Cloth (540mm) Thumbnail
CF-BI-300-54300g +/-45 Biaxial 3k Carbon Fibre Cloth (540mm)€11.60 /linear metre

250g Unidirectional Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-UD-250250g Unidirectional Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€28.10 /linear metre

Total €0.00
SPREAD TOWS
160g 15mm Spread-Tow Plain Weave Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-PL-UD-160-15160g 15mm Spread-Tow Plain Weave Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€45.15 /linear metre

160g 25mm Spread-Tow Plain Weave Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-PL-UD-160-25160g 25mm Spread-Tow Plain Weave Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€43.95 /linear metre

160g 15mm Spread Tow 2x2 Twill Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)  Thumbnail
CF-22-UD-160-15160g 15mm Spread Tow 2x2 Twill Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) €45.15 /linear metre

Total €0.00
CARBON FIBRE TOW
6K Carbon Fibre Tow Full 2Kg Spool Thumbnail
CF-TOW-6K-SPOOL6K Carbon Fibre Tow Full 2Kg Spool€162.80 /each

3K Carbon Fibre Tow Full 1Kg Spool Thumbnail
CF-TOW-3K-SPOOL3K Carbon Fibre Tow Full 1Kg Spool€93.00 /each

Total €0.00

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Choosing the Right Carbon Fibre Reinforcement

With so many different types of carbon fibre reinforcement available, it can be difficult to understand the differences between them and how to choose the right one for a particular project.

In this video tutorial, we discuss how properties such as fabric weight, weave, tow-size (k-count) and fabric format affect the handling and performance of the reinforcement, and how to choose the right one for your application.


DISCUSSION (2)

Please share any questions or comments you may have about this video tutorial.


Glen Manning
I am interested in making my own Handle scales for knives. I use 2/2 Twill carbon fiber in black but would also consider other colours. The average size I use is 120mm in length by 50mm wide in various thicknesses of 6mm, 8mm , 10mm and 35mm blocks although the later are extremely rare. What's the best way to manufacture these using your 2/2 twill cloth ? I have a pressure pot and a vacuum pump set that I use for stabilizing wood. Many thanks
Easy Composites
If you are looking to machine the blocks down, you will have no choice but to lay up the carbon in multiple layers to get the desired thickness.  If the scales are moulded, you only need the carbon for the moulded surface.  You could then back fill with a casting resin.  

Christos Vassileiou
On 10:10 you're saying that my final laminate's thickness will be 450g cloth=0.45mm (I assume that this is after resin injection). On 13:05 you are measuring the dry 450g cloth and it said 0.45mm thickness. So the infusion of the resin will not affect my final part's thickness?
Easy Composites

It depends on the weave of the cloth but many cloths have negligible compression under vacuum. Some other clothes, like our 650g for example, have measurable compression so the consolidated thickness is slightly less than the nominal thickness off the roll.

LEAVE A COMMENT OR QUESTION

Note: Your name will be abbreviated and your email address will only be used to email you the answer directly

USED IN THIS PROJECT

Although not necessarily an exhaustive list, the following tools and materials, supplied by Easy Composites, were used in this project.

The quantity shown below is the approximate amount used in the project rounded up to the nearest available kit size or quantity.

WOVEN CLOTHS
90g Plain Weave 1k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-PL-90-10090g Plain Weave 1k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€85.60 /linear metre

650g 2x2 Twill 12k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-22-650-100650g 2x2 Twill 12k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€29.05 /linear metre

450g 2x2 Twill 12k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-22-450-100450g 2x2 Twill 12k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€23.25 /linear metre

210g 2x2 Twill 3k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-22-210-100210g 2x2 Twill 3k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€24.40 /linear metre

210g Plain Weave 3k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-PW-210-100210g Plain Weave 3k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€25.00 /linear metre

375g 5HS 6k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1250mm) Thumbnail
CF-5HS-375-1250375g 5HS 6k Carbon Fibre Cloth (1250mm)€36.05 /linear metre

Total €0.00
UNIDIRECTIONAL & MULTIAXIAL
250g 6k Unidirectional Carbon Fibre Tape (100mm) Thumbnail
CF-TP-UD6K-250-100250g 6k Unidirectional Carbon Fibre Tape (100mm)€5.95 /linear metre

300g +/-45 Biaxial 3k Carbon Fibre Cloth (540mm) Thumbnail
CF-BI-300-54300g +/-45 Biaxial 3k Carbon Fibre Cloth (540mm)€11.60 /linear metre

250g Unidirectional Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-UD-250250g Unidirectional Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€28.10 /linear metre

Total €0.00
SPREAD TOWS
160g 15mm Spread-Tow Plain Weave Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-PL-UD-160-15160g 15mm Spread-Tow Plain Weave Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€45.15 /linear metre

160g 25mm Spread-Tow Plain Weave Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) Thumbnail
CF-PL-UD-160-25160g 25mm Spread-Tow Plain Weave Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)€43.95 /linear metre

160g 15mm Spread Tow 2x2 Twill Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm)  Thumbnail
CF-22-UD-160-15160g 15mm Spread Tow 2x2 Twill Carbon Fibre Cloth (1000mm) €45.15 /linear metre

Total €0.00
CARBON FIBRE TOW
6K Carbon Fibre Tow Full 2Kg Spool Thumbnail
CF-TOW-6K-SPOOL6K Carbon Fibre Tow Full 2Kg Spool€162.80 /each

3K Carbon Fibre Tow Full 1Kg Spool Thumbnail
CF-TOW-3K-SPOOL3K Carbon Fibre Tow Full 1Kg Spool€93.00 /each

Total €0.00

DISCUSSION (2)

Please share any questions or comments you may have about this video tutorial.


Glen Manning
I am interested in making my own Handle scales for knives. I use 2/2 Twill carbon fiber in black but would also consider other colours. The average size I use is 120mm in length by 50mm wide in various thicknesses of 6mm, 8mm , 10mm and 35mm blocks although the later are extremely rare. What's the best way to manufacture these using your 2/2 twill cloth ? I have a pressure pot and a vacuum pump set that I use for stabilizing wood. Many thanks
Easy Composites
If you are looking to machine the blocks down, you will have no choice but to lay up the carbon in multiple layers to get the desired thickness.  If the scales are moulded, you only need the carbon for the moulded surface.  You could then back fill with a casting resin.  

Christos Vassileiou
On 10:10 you're saying that my final laminate's thickness will be 450g cloth=0.45mm (I assume that this is after resin injection). On 13:05 you are measuring the dry 450g cloth and it said 0.45mm thickness. So the infusion of the resin will not affect my final part's thickness?
Easy Composites

It depends on the weave of the cloth but many cloths have negligible compression under vacuum. Some other clothes, like our 650g for example, have measurable compression so the consolidated thickness is slightly less than the nominal thickness off the roll.

LEAVE A COMMENT OR QUESTION

Note: Your name will be abbreviated and your email address will only be used to email you the answer directly

100% SECURE

    Secured by Digicert Payment processing by Adyen

PAYMENT METHODS

    Mastercard logo Visa logo Maestro logo Ideal logo Carte Bancaire logo Giropay logo Bancontact logo PayPal logo Bank transfer logo

Easy Composites EU B.V., registered in the Netherlands 73601195. All content copyright (C) Easy Composites Ltd, 2022. All rights reserved.