WHAT IS CARBON FIBER AND HOW IS IT OBTAINED?
Carbon fiber, also called graphite filament, is a reinforced, ultralight, and extremely strong synthetic material invented in the early 1960s.
Its manufacture requires a slow process, and the starting raw materials can be diverse. Generally, the composition sees a weave of carbon filaments held in place and protected by a resin.
APPLICATION, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF CARBON FIBER TECHNOLOGY
Due to the mechanical characteristics of carbon fiber, such as lightness, strength, stiffness and bending capacity, it ranks as one of the most innovative within the range of composite materials. In addition, its structure allows it great flexibility and adaptability for different markets, sectors and uses.
Among the advantages due to the qualities and performance of carbon sheets, disadvantages emerge that mainly concern the economic factor. In fact, the production and processing of carbon fiber requires significant energy intensity over a prolonged period of time, which leads to a proportional increase in the final cost of the finished product.
PROCESSES CARRIED OUT BY SVECOM
Aiming to maximize mechanical performance and light weight, Svecom P.E. has created a business unit, Svecom Carbon Fiber, which combines the experience accumulated over 50 years of manufacturing expanding shafts with the advantages of using carbon fiber.
The process includes a new production facility that enables the manufacture of tubes with different mechanical properties for the construction of roller shafts.
Tubes, under customer specifications, can be made through two technologies, Filament Winding and Roll-Wrapping.