This material is often referred to as “silver carbon fiber”, but is actually aluminized fiberglass.?
Our remnant vacuum infused composite panels are manufactured using our high-quality composite fabrics reinforced with an 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. Though the defects may be minor in our remnant selection, they do not allow us to sell them as a premium grade panel. Some of these remnant panels did not pass our final visual inspection or may be excess product from a one-time production run. These remnant panels are discounted 33% from our regular panel pricing.
Defects in these panels may consist of?
- surface scratches
- weave distortion
- foreign carbon particles in surface
- hazy cosmetic surface
- outside of measurement tolerance
- dry spots
- surface finish inconsistencies
This panel has a 2×2 twill weave pattern, one of the most common weave patterns in many markets. The finished side of the panel has a classic 2×2 twill, 3K woven carbon fiber appearance and is nearly pinhole-free with a high-gloss finish. The backside of the panel showcases a matte textured ‘peel ply’ finish suitable for secondary bonding, if necessary.
Our high strength vacuum infused composite panels 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 panel with high-grade mechanical properties and a class-A surface finish.