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How To Form the Best Carbon Fiber Tubes

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The amazing truth behind the metal wonder, carbon fiber tubes, is now revealed. It is now on the way to be the most sought after metal in the history of almost any fields because of the properties it display. With its unmatched strength and low density, it is no longer impossible to think why a growing number of people prefer this metal and later chortle an "eow" to other choices.

You will be more amazed to know how this material was made. A single strand of fiber is but a hair-like thread. The size and length of which is only around 0.005 to 0.010 micro meter in diameter. But there is much more qualities this metal can provide that are unspeakable by its size alone. What made these fibers exquisitely unique is that it consists of  thousands of carbon atoms, elegantly woven in a pattern by microscopic crystals. This crystal sequence is aligned to the axis of the material to form a yarn. This yarn in turn can be ready to be applied, or can be produced even more and turn it into tubes. The crystal order made it possible for the fibers to gain an excellent strength.

How these fiber tubes are manufactured is also quite impressive. To give us a broad idea about the process, the raw material used in making a carbon fiber is more popularly known as the precursor. From this compound, ninety percent are from polyacrylonitrile and the remaining ten percent are from petroleum pitch or rayon.

There are different stages to undergo to come up with perfect carbon fiber tubes. The precursor should follow certain procedures in consequential order. The usual process is through spinning, stabilizing, carbonizing, treating and finally, the sizing. Briefly, this article will give you a bird's eye view regarding each method for this process.

Spinning is the first step of the process in which two or more plastics are mixed together to create a polyacrylionitrile plastic. Usually, the plastics used are methyl acrylate and acrylonirile plastic. Once mixed, the plastic is now ready to wave into fibers. This step is important as it guides the intensity of the carbon atom formed during the process. Finally, the fibers are stretched to form the desired sized. This step aids in promoting the formation of the bonded crystals during carbonization.

The second step is the stabilizing. In this step, the fibers are chemically differed to come up with a stronger atomic bonding. This is made possible through heating process usually with a temperature of 392-590 degrees centigrade between thirty to one hundred twenty minutes. This step allows the fibers to re-arrange their atomic pattern together and reproduce their own heat.

In the step of carbonizing, the fibers are brought to undergo another heating process with a temperature of around 1000-3000 degrees centigrade for a few more minutes. This way, the fibers will be able to release their non- Carbon Fiber Gadgets Online Store Wraps properties and solidify their carbon atomic bond in crystal alignment. Oxidation, bonding and cutting are all involved in the last two steps, which are the treating and sizing so the fiber tubes are ready to be applied. There are steps to consider to form the best carbon fiber tubes. But these processes should be done with accuracy to make sure that we can take advantage of all the benefits this material brings.

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