We take carbon fiber trim scrap from the waste stream of rocket production and turn it into high quality, flat sheets and custom parts.
Collection of Trim Scrap
The aerospace industry throws away over 10 million pounds of trim scrap and expired material each year. We collect this material from suppliers in Southern California.
Sorting & Processing
Trim scrap comes in different shapes and sizes. We sort through the material and process it into standardized sizes and shapes for use in our kits.
Pressing Into Flat Sheets
We use the processed material to make kits of different thicknesses which go into our heated press. Here, they are cured and made into high quality flat sheets.
Cutting Custom Parts
Our flat sheets can be cut into smaller sizes or custom parts with our carbon fiber machining services. We support many different industries that value strength and light weight.
Why Use Carbon Fiber?
Carbon fiber is 5 times lighter than steel (ASTM-A1008) and almost 2 times lighter than aluminum when comparing similar sized pieces.
High Strength & Stiffness
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) has the highest specific strength and modulus (stiffness) per density compared to metal, plastic and wood. (Fig. 1)
Resistance to Corrosion & Chemicals
The epoxy resin is inert and not susceptible to corrosion or rust, and the carbon bonds in the fibers are extremely strong and resistant to oxidization.
Low Thermal Expansion
When metal is exposed to heat, it will expand and weaken which can cause issues and possible failure of the part. Carbon fiber has low thermal expansion.
Low Thermal Conductivity
Metal acts as a conductor, aluminum more than steel, which can transmit or radiate heat to its surroundings and cause heat soak. Carbon fiber has low thermal conductivity.
Carbon Fiber works well to attenuate, or block radio frequency waves, protecting your devices from scanners or people trying to access your data.
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