Dragonplate’s roll wrapped twill carbon fiber square tubes are manufactured with the uni sandwiched between twill weave layers on the inside and outside surfaces of the tube. This construction better supports the uni layer, improving toughness and stability, particularly near the tube ends, and interfaces well with our modular connector.
Carbon fiber tube manufacturers often only have a twill layer on the outside of the tube, as this approach is less costly and easier to make, but provides less support to the inner surface of the uni layer. At Dragonplate, we consider this additional layer of twill to be worth the extra effort, as it results in higher quality and more robust tubes for our customers.
Roll wrapped twill finish square tubes are 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.
High modulus options are available on longer length carbon fiber square tubes. If you are looking for thicker walled tubes, contact us for more details.
Except for pultruded tubes (diameter measured from outside), all DragonPlate tube diameters are measured from the inside of the tube (ID). To determine the approximate outside diameter, add 2x the wall thickness to the ID measurement.
Finish options include gloss, natural, textured and tooled, depending on tube type. Please see each tube type for finish options. We also offer a sanded finish upon request. Contact us for more details.
DragonPlate carbon fiber tubes are pre-cut to the specified lengths or slightly oversized. The tubes are easily cut to length using a bandsaw, coping saw, or dremmel tool. Recommended precautions include wearing safety glasses, a dust respirator, and protective clothing when cutting, sanding or drilling, to limit exposure to the dust, which is an irritant.
Yes! We can custom cut our carbon fiber tubes to your specified length. Contact us for details.