Filament wound composite tubes have excellent stiffness and strength. The winding process places the fibers continuously around the tube at predefined angles with tension to get accurate placement. Low winding angles are used for axial stiffness and higher angles are used for pressure and torsion applications.
Filament wound tubes are used in light weight frames, UAVs, robot arms, shafts, motor sports, spinnaker booms, SUP oars and kayak paddles and more.
The tubes are custom made with material and layup tailored to your application, and for high volume production can be a very economical solution. Available sizes are from 12 mm diameter and up and up to 1200 mm length, but we can produce tubes up to 2 meter in diameter or 4 meters in length.
The fibers we use are prepreg with epoxy material and we stock carbon standard modulus (Toray T700 or similar), S-glass fiber and aramid. The epoxy has a temperature up to 100 degrees C.
The tubes can be delivered with an unsanded, sanded or painted finish.