Carbon Fiber Tubes

Carbon Fiber Tubes Deliver Increased Strength and Reduced Weight

Carbon fiber tubes are strong and stiff but incredibly light. They are the perfect solution for many industries. Because of carbon fiber's unique properties, it is often superior to traditional materials such as aluminum, steel and titanium.

We craft carbon fiber tubes in essentially any shape, size, length, color or grade. The options are limitless. Our engineers work directly with our clients to craft the perfect carbon fiber solution for their specific needs.

 

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Types of Carbon Fiber Tubes

Standard Modulus Carbon Fiber Tubing (SM)

This is the most common grade of carbon fiber used for our carbon fiber tubes. Standard modulus offers excellent strength and stiffness. It is 1.5X stiffer than aluminum and is the most economical grade.

 

Intermediate Modulus Carbon Fiber Tubing (IM)

This grade of tubing offers enhanced stiffness over standard modulus carbon fiber tubing with the same or better strength. Intermediate modulus is approximately two times stiffer than aluminum tubing.

 

High Modulus Carbon Fiber Tubing (HM)

At three times stiffer than aluminum (or equivalent to steel stiffness), this grade of tubing has very similar strength to standard modulus carbon fiber tubing. It is an excellent choice for demanding, weight sensitive applications.

 

Ultra-High Modulus Carbon Fiber Tubing (UHM)

Incredible stiffness at four-five times that of aluminum or 1.5 times that of steel. Ultra-high modulus has lower strength and is not recommended for high stress applications.  

 

Standard Carbon Fiber Tube Options

Shapes

  • Round, square, rectangle, oval, hexagon, octagon, etc
  • We can manufacture any shape, just ask

Diameters

  • 0.060" to over 10"
  • Metric sizes are available
  • Larger diameters and tapered tubes are possible

Wall Thickness

  • 0.01" and above
  • Thick wall tubing is available

Length

  • Standard capabilities up to 8'
  • Longer lengths are possible for special applications
  • Tubes can be joined together with inner or external ferrules

Resin

  • Types: Epoxy, BMI, cyanate ester, thermoplastic and more
  • Properties:  Epoxy (standard), high temperature, UL-90, flame resistant (FST), others

Exterior Finishing

 

Custom-Made Carbon Fiber Tubes

When a job calls for a custom-made part, turn to Clearwater Composites. We have the capacity to create carbon fiber and composite materials in any shape or size, and we work closely with our clients to meet their exact specifications.

If you can’t find what you need in our extensive product inventory, talk to one of our engineers about your specific needs.