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Carbon fiber telescoping tubes nest within one another and slide effortlessly. They are ideal for creating adjustable poles, robotics, factory automation, or any other application where compact storage and long extension length are necessary. Additional clamping force in the collet can be obtained by sanding the tube to remove the epoxy ridges.
DragonPlate standard telescoping tube assemblies are constructed using either telescoping uni-directional or telescoping twill carbon fiber tubes in combination with anodized aluminum collets. Both rigid and lightweight, the standard line of telescoping tubes provides great versatility due to the breadth of diameter and length options.
Dragonplate rugged telescoping tube assemblies are constructed from twill/uni carbon fiber tubes. The combination of additional wall thickness and hybrid twill and uni-directional material provides a more robust crush-resistant construction without sacrificing rigidity.
Dragonplate deflection optimized telescoping tubes are engineered using Nastran FEA composite modeling. Unlike the standard and rugged lines, optimized telescoping tube systems make use of a proprietary blend of materials, providing an ideal balance between weight, strength, and stiffness.
Although not technically telescoping, you can use our threaded end connectors to create long tube assemblies. These tubes can be quickly assembled/disassembled and can be configured for virtually any application.
DragonPlate offers many end of tube connectors to attach various devices and accessories. We can also make custom end effectors for our telescoping tube assemblies to suit your needs. For more information, contact us with your design or consult with one of our engineers to create your custom end effector.
|Connector Type||Tube Type To Use|
Twill Carbon Fiber Telescoping Tubes
0.5" End Connector Blank
|NA||Anodized Aluminum||From $8.40|
0.5" Male Clevis Connector
|10-32||Anodized Aluminum||From $7.70|
0.5" Short Threaded End Connector
0.5" Short Threaded End Connector w/stud
0.5" Threaded End Connector
|10-32||Anodized Aluminum||From $10.33|
0.5" Threaded End Connector with Stud
|10-32||Anodized Aluminum||From $10.73|
0.5" Tube End Cap
0.625" End Connector Blank
|NA||Anodized Aluminum||From $8.61|
0.625" Short Threaded End Connector
0.625" Short Threaded End Connector w/stud
0.625" Threaded End Connector
|1/4-20||Anodized Aluminum||From $10.87|
0.625" Threaded End Connector with Stud
0.625" Tube End Cap
0.75" Adjustable Swivel Mount Connector
0.75" End Connector Blank