Here at DragonPlate, we get many requests to replace aluminum components in structures to both reduce weight, as well as increase strength. Many customers wish to design a structure with common beam shapes made of carbon fiber. Carbon fiber c-channels are an excellent example. We have had many requests to fabricate carbon fiber c-channels to replace aluminum components. So, that’s just what we did. DragonPlate now offers carbon fiber c-channels. Our carbon fiber c-channels utilize a 7 layer, quasi-isotropic laminate, giving them more torsional rigidity than I-beams or hat stiffeners. As with all of our engineered building materials, our carbon fiber c-channel has a very high strength to weight ratio, making it an excellent material for strengthening structures or frame construction. The uses for c-channels are endless, making them more versatile as a raw material than I-beams or hat stiffeners. Our c-channels sport a textured finish on both sides to provide an excellent bonding surface for any application.
All measurements are taken from the outside.
Like all DragonPlate products, custom sizes and thicknesses are available despite our standard offering. Due to the wide variety of uses for a carbon fiber c-channel, we expect many requests for thinner laminates for non-structural applications, as well as many custom widths. That is why we have developed proprietary universal tooling for our manufacturing process. This tooling allows for custom c-channels to be created with very minimal tooling costs. This tooling can currently produce c-channels from 2 to 7 inches wide, with leg lengths up to 1.75 inches.