Carbon Fiber Plate .156"/4mm.
This plate has a plain weave pattern, one of the most common weave patterns in many markets. The finished side of the plate has a plain weave, 3K woven carbon fiber appearance and is nearly pinhole-free with a high-gloss finish. The backside of the plate showcases a matte textured 'peel ply' finish suitable for secondary bonding, if necessary.
Our high strength vacuum infused composite plates are manufactured using 100% carbon fiber reinforced with a near-clear epoxy resin matrix. All composite stacks are laid by hand to ensure maximum homogenization of fiber alignment. Stacks are then vacuum infused and cured under pressure greater than 28 inches of mercury. The tool is then elevated to an optimal temperature to produce a near-perfect composite plate with high-grade mechanical properties and a class-A surface finish.
To insure maximum structural integrity and flatness throughout all our plates, we produce 'balanced' laminates for all plate thicknesses and sizes. This means that the fiber type, weight, and weave pattern are symmetrical throughout all layers of the composite stack.
Symmetric Laminates: A laminate is symmetric when the plies above and below the mid-plane mirror one another. Symmetrical layups help prevent thermal twisting.
Plates that are 1.4mm / 1/16’’ or thicker are quasi-isotropic laminates, made with non-woven, no-crimp carbon fiber plies, oriented at 0º/90º/+45º/–45º. Quasi-isotropic ply orientation results in a most uniform distribution of strength, and enhances both torsional and diagonal stiffness.
Cross-plied layup will yield a plate with a higher structural integrity which many applications may require. Laminate stacking and ply orientation can be adjusted for specific applications; for example, if you require greater plate strength in a particular direction but want to avoid increasing the weight with additional plies.
The detailed lay-ups and fabric stack list can be requested for each of our plates. Please specify the plate model number when inquiring.
Epoxy: All plates are made with a high-performance epoxy resin that offers excellent mechanical functions, clarity and improved UV stability. An elevated post-cure temperature is applied to increase the mechanical strength of the plate, resulting in a higher Tg and enhancing the inter-laminar sheer strength.
Our plates are NOT clear coated or UV Protected. To ensure longevity of the plate, we highly recommend that you apply a clear coat with a UV Protection to the surfaces of plates that may be exposed to sunlight such as DURATEC SUNSHIELD
Plate Size and Thickness
Plates are available in select sizes starting at a minimum of 12’’x 24’’ and increasing 12” at a time in either/both directions, but not to exceed 48’’x96’’.
Examples: 12"x48", 24"x36", 48"x48", 48"x60", and 36"x96".
Plates are cut by hand*, which may result in a dimensional tolerance of +/- .125” in either direction. Please note that plate sizes are nominal and may be supplied over-sized.
For plates larger than 24’’x 48’’, custom boxing and shipping fees may apply.
*Waterjet Cutting: To have your parts arrive at your door cut to precision, you can request your plate(s) be waterjet cut prior to shipping and simply provide a dxf/dwg cad file (additional costs apply).
Choose your desired plate size and thickness using the drop down lists at the top of the page.
Need a custom plate? Call us today for your custom plate needs: 715-842-0101
We are able to offer custom, flat plate fabrication for small runs and prototyping using most fabrics sold on our site. We can produce custom plates at a M.O.Q of 1 - 12’’x48’’ per custom selection.
Our highly technical manufacturing process and equipment allows Composites Envisions to produce composite plates to meet most custom specifications. We currently supply composite plates to numerous word class manufacturers in various industries, including concept vehicles, motorsport racing, luxury yacht, and aero, among others. Please contact us to discuss your composite needs.
For standard plates listed on our site, lead times typically range from 1-5 business days. We stock many plates to meet customer needs, but with limitless size, thickness and color combinations, we may need a few days to complete your order. If your order is time sensitive, please call and check availability and expected lead times for items you are ordering.
|Plate Size Tolerance||+/- .125"/3.1mm|
|Plate Thickness Tolerance||+/- .011"/.27mm|
|Plate Temp Rating||175° F/79° C|
|Finish Fabric Used (Model #)||F-1147|
|Weave Style of Cosmetic Side||Plain Weave|
|Weight Per Sq Ft||533g / 1lb 2.2oz|
|Plate Weight Tolerance||+/- 5%|