Can you make oval composite tubes?
Yes we can. In addition to round tubes, we can make oval, square and tapered tubes to suit customer specifications. Visit our composite tube manufacture page to understand more about what we can offer.
Can you make non-standard tube shapes?
Actually, this is a particular area of expertise. Using proprietary techniques we can make composite tubing with bends, as well as tapered tubing. If you have a complex requirement, we want to hear from you so please get in touch to learn more about how we can help with your project.
Can you conduct post-machining and assembly of composite parts or tubing
Yes, Carbon Fibre Tubes Ltd have a great deal of expertise in this area and can conduct a range of in-house machining operations on composite parts and tubing. Our capabilities include, but are not limited to:
- Vertical machining centres for production of tooling and finishing of parts
- Machining centres equipped with 4th axis capability for performing CNC machining operations on tubes
- CNC lathes with live tooling for finishing tubes and production of complex mandrels
- Tube finishing equipment including centreless sanding machines and precision grinders
- Positive pressure paint booth
Can you work to industry specific standards?
Yes we are very used to having to meet specific industry standards in our manufacture of composite tubing or parts. These include being conversant with Defence-related requirements, Marine grade materials and even EN45545 rail standards. Learn more about how we support specific industries or get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Can you incorporate specialist materials in the manufacturing process?
We manufacture composite tubing and parts to meet customer exact specifications therefore we can incorporate specialist materials if the application so requires. Examples of this have previously included fire retardant and lightning strike materials. Learn more about our manufacturing processes.
How do you bond carbon fibre?
CFT are experts in the interfacing of components, both composite-composite and composite-non-composite. Our experience has provided significant feedback and empirical test results to inform and validate our joint-designs. We stock a range of adhesives including structural epoxies, methyl acarates and cyanoacrylates and can assist with adhesive selection, factoring in different substrates and operating environments. To learn more about machining, assembly and bonding, or contact us to discuss your requirements.
What assurances can you offer on quality?
Quality is of paramount importance to us, and we understand our customers’ need to assure quality standards are met. As such we are ISO9001 accredited, are regularly audited, and are willing to undertake additional quality management processes to satisfy customers requirements.