A composite material is a combination of two or more constituents with characteristics different from those individual components by themselves.
Engineering properties are typically improved, such as added strength, efficiency, or durability. Composites are made of reinforcement - fiber or particle - held together by a matrix (polymer, metal, or ceramics).
Fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP) dominate the market and have fueled the growth of new applications in various industries. Among them, carbon fiber is a widely used composite in particular for aircraft, racing cars, and bicycles as it is more than three times stronger and stiffer than aluminum, but 40% lighter. It is formed by reinforced carbon fiber linked with an epoxy resin.
Fibers can be directionally uni-weave and strategically aligned to create strength relative to a vector. Cross woven fibers can be used to create strength in multiple vectors and they are also responsible for the signature quilted look of composite parts. It is common for parts to be produced with a combination of both. There are multiple types of fibers available, including:
1.The most popular fiber
2.Lightweight, moderate tensile and compressive strength
3.Low cost and easy to work with.
1. Highest strength and stiffness-for-weight ratio in the industry (ultimate tensile, compressive, and flexural strength)
2.More expensive than other fibers
ARAMID FIBER (KEVLAR):
1.Higher impact and abrasion resistance than carbon fiber
2.Low compressive strength
3.Difficult to cut or machine
Carbon fiber has a leading position in the market for manufacturing composite materials. The laminate features light weight, strength and a unique luxurious appearance.
All carbon fiber parts and products are manufactured with high quality epoxy resins. We use a curing oven or autoclave for manufacture of products resistant to high temperatures.