This round tubing is comprised of Carbon Fiber Braid and Unidirectional Fabrics. This tube is manufactured using flame retardant epoxy resins that resist the spread of fire, making them ideal for aviation and marine applications. This product is ideal for building light weight frames and structures. Our Carbon Fiber round tubing has been engineered to be much stronger under torsional and side loading than pultruded tubing. Our tubing is also significantly lighter than pultruded tubing. Our carbon fiber round tube has been designed so that the unidirectional layers are captured in a sandwich structure, eliminating longitudinal cracking and splitting. Tube finish shows the texture of the carbon fiber braid with a wet shiny appearance. Dimensions are taken from the inside.
Dragonplate flame retardant structural carbon fiber materials are manufactured with the same flame retardant epoxy resin system used to create our flame retardant carbon fiber veneers. The carbon fiber veneer is tested and certified to pass the FAR 25.853(a) Appendix F vertical burn specification. Since flame retardancy is dependent upon both the resin system, as well as the geometry, orientation, and integration of the components into the overall assembly, we cannot guarantee any particular standard flame retardant structural component will meet and pass the specific burn testing necessary for your application. It is the responsibility of the customer to verify that these carbon fiber materials will meet the requirements for any specific application. If additional flame retardancy is required, many shapes can also be made with flame retardant carbon fiber prepreg materials, which have a higher degree of flame retardancy than our standard Dragonplate flame retardant products, and can be manufactured to meet both FAR 25.853 vertical burn testing, as well as smoke and toxicity requirements.
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