Filament Wound Epoxy Tubing
Uses for Filament wound epoxy tubing can be described as a composite material that is made by winding layers carbon fiber or fiberglass around an epoxy resin core. This creates a light and strong tube that can be used in many different applications.
Relatively inexpensive compared to other composite materials, this kind of material is utilized in a wide range of industries like aerospace, automotive medical devices, and aerospace. It's also highly customizable, so manufacturers can create structures that meet their specific needs.
Master Bond offers a wide range of epoxy resins for filament wound tube and component fabrication. Our two-part epoxy resins are toughened and resilient. They can be mixed in many ways, have good wetting characteristics, and cure quickly at moderate temperatures.
Fiberglass reinforcements are impregnated with epoxy resin, and then wrapped around a mandrel to create custom hollow tubes tanks, pressure vessels and cylinders that have superior dimensions and corrosion resistance, wear/chemical resistance, and ready machinability. The epoxy resin systems are available in a wide range of viscosities that can accommodate high ratios of resin to fiber and allow for precise fiber orientation at different mandrel rotational speeds.
A variety of wall thicknesses and diameters are available, ranging from 3 to 48'' on specially built mandrels to accommodate your particular design requirements. These products are perfect for applications that require corrosion resistance and resistance to abrasion, such as oil, chemical and high-moisture environments.
InsulWynd(r) reinforced pipe couplings, insulated pipe couplings and tube connectors are designed for the gas and military industries to reduce weight while providing high strength-to-weight ratios. Enhanced Composites has developed an advanced process for the production of these tubing products that incorporate long continuous fibres in the composite to increase stiffness and strength of the final product.
This patent process makes use of boron-doped graphite microtubes (BNNTs) that strengthen the epoxy resin after it has been curing. They increase the toughness of the fracture by the combination of MWCNTs with CSIMPs. Response surface methodology is a technique that allows BNNTs to be integrated into epoxy resin in a controlled manner.
Response surface analysis employs mathematical models to assess the effect of various elements on the the mechanical properties of a composite. This is crucial because it lets technicians improve the strength of a composite.
Filament wound pipes, ducting, and tanks offer many benefits for engineers that have to tackle difficult environments. These are a cost-effective choice for applications that require a durable material.
They are also simple to handle and are able to be put in place quickly, reducing time to assembly and the cost of your project. They can be easily cut and shaped without damaging the structure.
Beetle Plastics produces custom filament-wound FRP pipes and ducting that can be used for various commercial, industrial and residential applications. We have mandrels to accommodate all your requirements from 1/2" to 14' in diameter. We are ready to work with you to develop the right products for your specific needs.