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Carbon Fiber and Composites

Carbon fibre parts are revolutionizing many industries and their weight saving advantages are being used extensively where less weight equals better performance. HLH manufacture tooling and carbon fibre parts for UAV, automotive and sports products among others. We have in-depth experience manufacturing composite parts to very high quality and repeatability.

Composites Materials

Carbon Fibre

Carbon fiber is composed of carbon atoms bonded together to form a long chain. The fibers are extremely stiff, strong, and light.
Appearance
Plain Weave, Twill Waevem, Harness Satin Weave
Composites Carbon Fibre

Kevlar

Kevlar is a type of fiber called an aramid, short for 'aromatic polyamide', in which the molecules form long, highly-oriented chains. It has an incredibly high tensile strength that is 8 times stronger than steel wire.
Appearance
Yellow
Kevlar

Fiberglass

Fiberglass or glass fiber is material made from extremely fine fibers of glass. It is flexible, easy to mould, has high tensile strength and has superior strength to weight ratio.
Appearance
Clear, Colourless
Fiberglass
Carbon Fibre Kevlar Fiberglass

How It Works

Much of the process is still manual. A mould tool is manufactured often from aluminium or steel depending on the quantity of parts required and the tolerances required. The carbon fibre prepreg sheets are then manually laid by our skilled technicians. Following this the parts are then cured. Post processing options are wide and varied.

Composites Carbon Fibre
Composites Carbon Fibre

Why Choose Carbon Fiber

Carbon Fibre vs Glass Fibre
Carbon fibre is more than 20 percent stronger than the best fiberglass. It boasts a strength to weight ratio approximately twice that of fiberglass.

Carbon Fiber is Used For
Automotive parts, aerospace components, and various other applications where light weight but high strength parts are required, replacing sheet metal parts.

Advantages of Carbon Fiber

  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Weight saving applications
  • Good surface finish
  • Complex part geometry
  • Great for low volumes

Composites Carbon Fibre FAQS

Carbon Fibre is a polymer and is sometimes known as graphite fibre. It is a strong, stiff, lightweight material that has the potential to replace steel and is popularly used in specialized, high-performance products like aircrafts, race cars and sporting equipment.

The main difference is that Kevlar essentially contains nitrogen atoms and carbon fiber mainly contains carbon atoms. Kevlar has a better abrasive strength than carbon fiber, whilst carbon fiber has the best strength and rigidity to weight ratio in the industry.

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