2x2 Twill Carbon Fiber Fabric/Cloth 3k 5.7oz 2nd Quality. This fabric has a width of 50", tow size of 3k and is woven in a 2x2 twill weave. This is the most widely used pattern in the automotive industry. This material is 2nd quality. This does not mean it is necessarily bad material but if our 100 yard rolls of material come with about ten or more defects throughout the roll it is considered second quality. A defect may be one broken fiber strand, missing a strand, jumped a strand in the weave. The defects are not bad and this material is great for filler material. Some sections of the fabric are absolutely fine but we cannot check what material is on the roll, if you want guaranteed perfect fabric please purchase another material. All other materials are 1st quality unless noted.
To harden the raw fabric into a usable form, you will need the appropriate resin or epoxy for your project.
How we sell
This fabric is sold by the linear yard. The unit price displayed is for 1 linear yard, all volume discounts will be automatically applied when selecting larger quantities of fabric when added to your shopping cart, as indicated in the table above with quantity discount ranges for units purchased.
Please purchase the number of linear yards that you require. When purchasing multiple yards of the same fabric you will receive one continuous length of that material. We carefully take that material and roll it onto a cardboard core and wrap over with clear plastic or Kraft paper, making sure to keep the fabric in its first quality condition. We pride ourselves as having one of the best material handing crews possible. We have most of our material available for purchase in sample swatch books per fabric category. Samples of our fabrics can be purchased by Clicking this Link.
|Unit of Measure||Linear Yard|
|Material Warp||Carbon Fiber|
|Material Weft||Carbon Fiber|
|Ends Per Inch||12.5|
|Pics Per Inch||12.5|
|Yarn Size Warp||3k|
|Yarn Size Weft||3k|
|Weight||5.7oz / 193.26gsm|
|Thickness||0.01" / 0.25mm|
|Resin Consumption @ 45% Resin to Fabric by Weight||4.66opsy / 156.72gsm|
The resin consumption provided is for the approximate amount of resin by weight, contained in the final part after processing by vacuum infusion. This does not account for the resin used in the flow lines and consumables such as flow media or breather cloth. Wet-layup by hand will also have a higher resin consumption in the final part and is dependent upon users techniques. Vacuum bagging a wet layup will improve the resin content. Too much resin will cause a weaker part, NOT stronger. Average rule of thumb is around 45% (+/- a couple percent). To calculate actual resin % in your part a burn test is used. For example you have a part weighing 100 grams, you would burn off the resin which would leave the fiber behind. You should have 55 grams of fiber left when your process is working correctly. Due to the variables in processing it is hard to give an accurate amount of resin needed to purchase for making your part. However you will have waste no matter what method is used. A suggested ratio is about 1-1.5lbs of resin per lb of fabric purchased.