This fabric has a width of 50″, tow size of 3k and is woven in a 2×2 twill high density weave utilizing Hexcel AS4 Aerospace Grade Fiber to make the fabric cosmetically the best it can be while keeping the fibers tight together.
Like our Reflections™ line, the Mirage™ family of fabrics is a Composite Envisions exclusive and is one of our most unique materials available. This material is a blend of carbon fiber and colored copper wire and 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.
This fabric gives an extremely deep appearance due to the gauge of wire and twill weave style. If you want a truly ‘WOW’ factor for your next project, the Mirage™ line of materials is what you’ve been looking for.
To harden the raw fabric into a usable form, you will need the appropriate resin or epoxy for your project.
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How We Sell - Fabrics
Our fabrics are sold by the linear yard, with the exception of our samples which are a single 4"x4" (or 5"x7") piece. 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 clear plastic or Kraft paper over it, making sure to keep the fabric in its first quality condition. We pride ourselves on having one of the best material handling crews possible.
Resin consumption is provided for the approximate amount of resin by weight 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 depends on the user’s techniques. Vacuum bagging a wet layup will improve the resin content. Too much resin will cause a weaker part, not stronger. The average rule of thumb is around 45% (+/- a couple of percent). To calculate actual resin % in your part, a burn test is used. For example, you have a part weighing 100 grams, and 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.
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