Outside Dimension Controlled Square Tubes
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GRAPHITE OUTSIDE DIMENSION CONTROLLED SQUARE TUBES

180°F (82°C)

#7310S

400°F (204°C)

#7330S

 

FIBERGLASS OUTSIDE DIMENSION CONTROLLED SQUARE TUBES

180°F (82°C)

#7110S

400°F (204°C)

#7130S

STANDARD DIMENSIONS:

  • O.D. Sizes:  2"x2", 4"x4", & 6"x6"
  • Thickness:  1/8" & 1/4"
  • Length:  8', 10', & 12'

 

FABRICATION:

Outside dimension controlled square tubes are fabricated by hand laying impregnated woven Graphite or Fiberglass fabric onto an expandable bladder.  It is then placed in a square clamshell tool.  Pressure is applied to the bladder, which presses the fabric against the clamshell tool.  The tube is then oven cured, demolded, trimmed to length and post cured.

FINISH:

  • Tool finish

FEATURES:

  • High strength and stiffness
  • Low coefficient of thermal expansion
  • Long term stability at ambient and high temperatures
  • Typical delivery in 3-4 weeks
  • Tubes can be pre-cut and delivered in kits

APPLICATION:

Square tubes are commonly used in support structures for composite tooling.  The outside dimension controlled tubes are typically used with our Gussets as part of the Fiber-Lok Truss System.