DragonPlate now offers a full line of carbon fiber telescoping tubes from standard to custom optimized with a large variety of options for connecting accessories/devices to the end. Build them yourself, or have us custom make a telescoping tube assembly to fit your needs. MORE INFO...
NEW! Roll Wrap Twill Finish Square Tubes and Connectors Dragonplate roll wrapped prepreg twill carbon fiber square tubes are fabricated from a combination of unidirectional and woven twill prepreg material and cello wrapped for a gloss finish. This product is ideal for building lightweight frames and structures, tubular vessels, poles, column supports, and any other applications where low weight and high stiffness are essential, yet appearance is also important.
Connect Tubes, Accessories, Whatever!
DragonPlate now offers carbon fiber tube end connectors in various sizes, both round & square. Now you can connect together carbon fiber tubes, accessories such as cameras or microphones, or whatever you can think of via threaded connections. Simply bond these end connectors into the tube, connect and go! Available in 0.5", 0.625", 0.75", 0.875" and 1" round diameters and 0.75" and 1" square. What will you connect?
Dragonplate high temperature carbon fiber is comprised of a special carbon fiber/phenolic prepreg laminate that is formulated and processed to give excellent properties at temperatures much higher than standard epoxy products can withstand. These high temperature materials maintain most of their rigidity up to 500 F, and can withstand short durations at much higher temperatures. Due to the phenolic resin system, these materials are very flame retardant, and can survive short duration contact by direct flame. After long duration direct flame contact, mechanical properties will be reduced, but the shape is maintained.
DragonPlate's carbon fiber LAST-A-FOAM core utilizes FR-3706 foam. FR-3700 is a CFC-free, rigid, closed-cell, polyurethane foam with a density of 6 pounds per cubic foot. It exhibits a high strength-to-weight ratio due to its cellular structure and cross-linked resin. Because of its closed-cell structure, LAST-A-FOAM FR-3706 has great resistance to water absorption, and will not swell, crack, or split on exposure to water.
Dragonplate Carbon/Kevlar Core prepreg sheets combine the stiffness of carbon fiber with the toughness of Kevlar. By creating a sandwich laminate where carbon fiber comprises the outer layers (the skins), these panels exhibit nearly the same stiffness as a solid carbon fiber sheet. The all Kevlar core, however, increases the impact and puncture toughness of the panel when compared to a standard all-carbon fiber laminate. If your application not only requires the high stiffness and low weight of carbon fiber, but also the toughness of Kevlar, try this product.
The construction of our Kevlar core carbon fiber tubes is identical to our standard twill roll-wrapped tubes except that the uni-directional plies are replaced with prepreg woven Kevlar. By creating a sandwich laminate where carbon fiber comprises the material layers on the inside and outside of these tubes, Kevlar core carbon fiber tubes maintain most of the stiffness of our standard roll-wrapped twill prepreg tubes, but with greatly increased impact and puncture toughness due to the all Kevlar core. Wall thickness is 1/16" with a gloss finish.