Carbon fibers is a type of material used in fiber-reinforced plastic composites. The definition of a composite is that it consists of two or more materials that work together to achieve better properties when combined than when applied separately. The use of various core materials is also possible. This allows the properties of the material to be improved.
By matching the properties to the load conditions, constructions can be made lighter, stronger and stiffer. With a good design, a carbon fiber parts can be up to 40% to 70% lighter compared to an aluminum or steel. This makes carbon fiber parts extremely suitable for applications where higher performances are desired. In addition, these are also very interesting for high-end applications such as the semiconductor industry where for example vibrations (natural frequencies) and damping are relevant.
Examples of our applications:
- Carbon end-effector
- Carbon beams
- Carbon pick & place arms
- Carbon machine parts
|Left: Carbon design is suitable up to 25,000 cycles per hour compared to 6,000 for aluminum
Right: The thread is tapped directly into the composite and tested for its pull-out force to compare it with a threaded insert design