Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Fabric/Cloth 3k 5.7oz This Fabric is commercial grade carbon fiber. Tow size of 3k and is woven in a plain weave.
To harden the raw fabric into a usable form, you will need the appropriate resin or epoxy for your project.
|Unit of Measure||Each|
|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|
|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.