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    Photo of Roll Wrapping by Rock West Composites

    Roll Wrapping by Rock West Composites

    Ever wondered how a carbon fiber tube is made? Wonder no more. While there are multiple ways a tube can be manufactured we dedicate half of our tubing production capacity to Roll Wrapping. Roll Wrapping allows the use of Prepreg materials and yields some of the highest quality tubes possible.

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    Photo of Filament Winding Process

    Filament Winding Process

    1. Filament winding is a process in which dry fibrous materials (often referred to as “Tow”) are systematically applied to a rotating tool. Rock West Composites filament winds carbon fiber however other materials such as fiberglass can be used too. 2. Engineering requirements of the tube dictate the number of…

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    Photo of Filament Winding a Carbon Fiber Tube

    Filament Winding a Carbon Fiber Tube

    Using a filament winder, Ability Composites is producing a carbon fiber tube. The inner diameter of the tube is 9.5″ and an overall length of 120″.

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