Why is Carbon Fiber ideal for building structures? The benefit of carbon fiber over conventional structural materials is the high strength and high stiffness to weight ratios. Dragonplate has developed multiple methods for building carbon fiber structures. One method is to use our square or rectangular tubing, and flat stock gusset plates. This method allows for customizable robust structures, with varying heights, widths, depths, cell sizes, and lengths to meet your specific design criteria. Trusses assembled with our flat stock gusset plates and braided tubing are designed for highly loaded applications.
The carbon fiber gusset plate provides a robust joint which transmits the load from one truss member to another. Trusses built from these materials can handle the daily wear and tear when out in the field. We recommend Scotch-Weld 2216 adhesive for bonding these gussets to the carbon fiber tubes.
Truss structures can be used for wide variety of applications. They are used primarily for Structural applications. But did you know that that truss structures can also be beautiful? Using DragonPlate truss materials, it is possible to create complex frames for many different uses such as furniture.