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    Carbon Fiber 101: Understanding Weaves and Fabrics
    Carbon Fiber 101: Understanding Weaves and Fabrics

    After carbon fibers have been manufactured and sized, they are often woven into fabrics. There are many different types of fabrics to choose from and have many different uses.

    How is Carbon Fiber Made?
    How is Carbon Fiber Made?

    While the basis of carbon fiber—fibers made of carbon—sound simple enough, there are myriad ways to combine these relatively simple fibers, often with other products, to create the stronger, stiffer, and lighter materials highly favored by design engineers for modern high-tech projects.

    A Brief History of Carbon Fiber
    A Brief History of Carbon Fiber

    Although carbon fiber has been around for more than 150 years, it has only been through manufacturing process improvements in the last half century or so that its excellent strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios have been achieved. These modern advances, coupled with decreases in manufacturing costs over the last couple of decades, are what have made carbon fiber become such a popular material for design engineers to use in some of today's greatest technological advances.

    NEW! Tee Joint Carbon Fiber Tube Connector
    NEW! Tee Joint Carbon Fiber Tube Connector

    This connector joins two carbon fiber tubes together at a 90 degree angle creating a tee joint.

    NEW! Carbon Fiber 90 Degree Tangent Tube Mount
    NEW! Carbon Fiber 90 Degree Tangent Tube Mount

    The 90 Degree Tangent Tube Mount™ makes it easy to attach a carbon fiber tube to plates to create inside 90 degree corners. The curved portion of the mount is bonded to a carbon fiber tube, and the flat sides are bonded/bolted to the plate.

    NEW! Short Threaded End Tube Connectors
    NEW! Short Threaded End Tube Connectors

    DragonPlate short threaded end connectors are similar to our standard threaded end connectors except they have been designed to reduce the weight of the connector by shortening the length.

    New! Carbon Fiber Tube End Caps
    New! Carbon Fiber Tube End Caps

    DragonPlate tube end caps provide a simple solution to finishing the end of our carbon fiber tubes.  Not only do they look great, but they also seal and protect the end of the tube.

    New! Roll Wrapped Carbon Fiber Tapered Tubes
    New! Roll Wrapped Carbon Fiber Tapered Tubes

    New! Carbon fiber roll wrapped unidirectional tapered tubes.  Available in multiple diameters.

    NEW! Carbon Fiber Tangent Tube Mount
    NEW! Carbon Fiber Tangent Tube Mount

    Our new Tangent Tube Mount™ makes it easy to attach a carbon fiber tube to a plate or other flat surface. The curved portion of the mount is bonded to a carbon fiber tube, and the flat side is bonded/bolted to the plate.

    New! Tube Connector End Blanks
    New! Tube Connector End Blanks

    Now you can create your own custom tube connector by machining our tube connector end blanks.