Carbon Fiber Repair
Carbon fiber structural components such as “tubs” are a relatively new technology for high-volume production street cars, but structures like tubs have been used in Formula 1 racing since the early 1990s and in heavily loaded aircraft structures since the 1970s.View Collision Repair Gallery ↗
What is carbon fiber?
Carbon fiber is composed of carbon atoms bonded together to form a long chain. The fibers are extremely stiff, strong, and light, and are used in many processes to create excellent building materials. Carbon fiber material comes in a variety of "raw" building-blocks, including yarns, uni-directional, weaves, braids, and several others, which are in turn used to create composite parts.
How is CFRP made?
The raw material used to make carbon fiber is called the precursor. About 90% of the carbon fibers produced are made from polyacrylonitrile (PAN). The remaining 10% are made from rayon or petroleum pitch. ... The process for making carbon fibers is part chemical and part mechanical.
Can carbon fiber be repaired?
While it's possible to repair a painted carbon fiber body panel and get a “Class A” finish once repainted, that's not possible on an unpainted carbon fiber panel – the repair will always be visible. However, the same can be said for repaired aluminum body panels that are left unpainted.
What type of resin is used with carbon fiber?
There are three main types of Resins used today for use with Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, and Aramid (Kevlar). These are Epoxy, Vinylester, Polyester Resins. Each has different characteristics and associated costs. Below we briefly discuss each of these resins.
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