What are the types of carbon fiber fabrics?
Carbon fiber fabrics are woven in different ways that determine the appearance and strength of the product, as well as the manufacturing process.
Unidirectional pattern fabric
It has very good strength along the filament direction and low transverse strength. These fabrics provide the ideal solution when the cross-section is subjected to pressure along a plane (filament direction). In order to maintain high tensile strength on any plane, a structure-quasi-isotropic carbon fiber composite consisting of multiple carbon fiber fabrics at different angles (e.g. 0, +45°, +90°, -45°) is required. Unidirectional patterned fabrics do not provide an attractive appearance and are therefore most often used in the underlayer of composites.
Woven at a 90 degree Angle, the pattern provides uniform strength in different directions and adds an attractive appearance to the composite.
Plain weave fabric
Products made of 1/1 fabric have a different carbon fiber cloth fabric pattern than products made of 2/2 fabric. Plain weave fabric - generally there are poor elasticity and other characteristics, so common shape structure.
The unimpregnated carbon fiber fabric is as soft as plastic and impregnated with a resin, preferably epoxy, to create a strong composite. Typically, the manufacturing process for carbon fiber structures involves immersing resin into the fabric inside the mold (usually using a vacuum bag or dip method).
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