Blue Mirage™ Carbon Fiber 2x2 Twill Weave Fabric/Cloth 50" 3k 290gsm 8.6oz. This fabric has a width of 50", tow size of 3k and is woven in a 2x2 twill high density weave to make the fabric cosmetically the best it can be while keeping the fibers tight together. This unique weave for our Mirage™ line of carbon fiber is one of our most unique materials available. This material is a blend of carbon fiber and colored copper wire. This material represents an anodized look. To achieve this unique look, some colors start off with a real silver plated wire before they are colored to make sure the color is vibrant as possible. Due to the gauge of wire and twill weave style this fabric gives an extremely deep appearance. This material is special for Composite Envisions and we are the only supplier in the world for these high grade materials. If you are looking for a material to give that unique look, then here it is. There is no other fabric available that can compare to this material. This fabric is very beautiful in person and there is no way to capture the beauty in a photo. Check out our sample section if you want to order a set of samples.
Material is 50"/127cm wide. 290gsm/8.6oz weight. Thickness 0.017". Carbon Fiber Tow used is 3k Hexcel AS4 Aerospace Grade Fiber.
To harden the raw fabric into a usable form, you will need the appropriate resin or epoxy for your project.
Color Disclaimer: Due to individual user's monitor settings, calibrations and lighting sources, the colors that appear on your screen may not be an exact representation of the actual product.
First Quality Remnants:
First Quality Fabric Remnant Rolls are short rolls of fabric, which have no defects in them. These remnant rolls are either left over fabric from the end of a roll, or sections of fabric which were cut at the wrong length for a specific order. So instead of discarding the short roll, we package it up and sell it as a First Quality Remnant Roll. These First Quality Remnant Rolls are sold at 20% off of the retail price of that fabric.
Second Quality Remnants:
Second Quality Fabric Remnant Rolls are short rolls of fabric, which have a defect in the woven fabric in them. These remnant rolls are cut out of the standard fabrics we sell, but from sections of the rolls that have some defects in them. These defects make them not good to use if you want to make cosmetic parts, which have perfect woven fabric in them, but can be used as the inner layers of your parts, or if you are making small parts and can cut around the defects. These Second Quality Remnant Rolls are sold at 25% off of the retail price of that fabric.
All remnant rolls are rounded DOWN to the nearest ½ yard. So a remnant listed as 0.5 yards may actually be between 18” and 35” in length and a remnant listed at 2.0 yards may actually be between 72” and 89” in length.
|Unit of Measure||Piece|
|Material Warp||Carbon Fiber|
|Ends Per Inch||15|
|Pics Per Inch||15.5|
|Yarn Size Warp||3k|
|Yarn Size Weft||32 gauge|
|Tow Size||3k x 32 gauge|
|Weight||8.6oz / 291.59gsm|
|Width||50" / 127cm|
|Thickness||0.017" /0.43 mm|
|Resin Consumption @ 45% Resin to Fabric by Weight||7.03opsy / 236.46gsm|
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.