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.
The copper wire running through the fabric adds a degree of stiffness to the material making it best suited for use on flatter parts. It is more difficult to form complex contoured shapes.
To harden the raw fabric into a usable form, you will need the appropriate resin or epoxy for your project.