Manufactured here at our works by laying up a single layer of 200g/sqm woven carbon fibre (fiber) fabric either side of 3 layers of 300g/sqm Uni Directional (UD) carbon fibre reinforcement laid up in a 0/90/0 format and cured under a vacuum at 120 Deg C, which produces a 1.4mm (0.055") thickness (55 thousandths of an inch). Even though this material is just under a 16th of an inch thick it is incredibly strong and pretty stiff - a true aerospace grade product, with an amazing surface finish and a great piece of material for making a wide range of high strength, low weight parts.
Not really thin enough to be bonded to a surface to produce that 'carbon fiber look' (go for something much thinner) this medium stiffness material is better suited to highly loaded structural applications in marine or aeronautical applications - About as thick as you would go for a dash board panel or auxilliary gauge/clock panel on a full sized vehicle, but now getting towards the size for making very good servo chassis or suspension parts in modelling or robotics. I wouldn't describe it as flexible - but of course that depends on the size of sheet and type of part made. To cut to shape, ideally for production parts use a water jet cutter or milling machine but at this thickness still very easy to cut with a hacksaw or as we use - a jigsaw with a 'ceramic use' blade. This material is airtight and water proof - and contrary to urban myth - this is a very tough material and not what I would describe as brittle in any way.
Technical Laminate Spec Laminate Profile (Layup Angles referenced to longest dimension): (Centreline of Laminate Shown in Red/Bold)
200g Woven Carbon Twill (0/90 Deg). 300g UDC (0 Deg). 300g UDC (90 Deg). 300g UDC (0 Deg). 200g Woven Carbon Twill (0/90 Deg).
Cure Pressure: 1 Bar Nett (Approx 14psi). Cure Temp: 120 Deg C