Manufactured here at our works by laying up a single layer of 200g/sqm woven carbon fibre (fiber) fabric either side of 7 layers of 300g/sqm Uni Directional (UD) carbon fibre reinforcement laid up in a 0/90/90/0 format and cured under a vacuum at 120 Deg C, which produces a 2.60mm (0.100") thickness (100 thou') Incredibly strong and getting towards the stiffer end of the scale in carbon sheet terms - 100% carbon and made from the quality of prepreg reinforcement we use, really is a true aerospace grade product, with an amazing surface finish and a great piece of 'raw' material for making a wide range of high strength, low weight parts.
Not thin enough to be bonded to a surface to produce that 'carbon fiber look' (go for something much thinner) this very stiff material is better suited to highly loaded structural applications in marine or aeronautical applications - Way too thick for making dash board/instrument panels, and at the high end of the thickness we would advise for making servo chassis but still good for suspension parts in modelling or robotics. Ideal for backing plates for mounting deck hardware on performance sailboats and powercraft. We use 2.60mm for backing up very heavily loaded fixings on composite panels. A good starting point for complete chassis plate for 20th scale R/C race cars and side rails for 4x4 models. For cutting profiles for production parts use a water jet cutter or milling machine but this thickness is 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 could not be described 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). 300g UDC (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