Carbon Fibre Materials for the Space Industry

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Carbon Fibre Materials for the Space Industry
Sigmatex Carbon Fibre Materials
Sigmatex Carbon Fibre Materials for the Space Industry
About Sigmatex

Background

The space industry is particularly demanding on materials. With projects typically costing many millions of dollars, the designers and engineers must design and select materials that will not fail. At the same time they must engineer components to extremely tight tolerances, with minimum weights and often small overall dimensions to perform under extreme conditions that are vastly different to what we experience on earth.


Carbon Fibre Materials for the Space Industry

Sigmatex is able to provide carbon fibre fabrics to fulfil the stringent requirements of the aerospace industry and indeed they are currently supplying these materials for this very application. These fabrics often require ultra high tensile modulus fibres and very thin woven formats.

Sigmatex Carbon Fibre Materials

Sigmatex have established a proven tack record in working with ultra high modulus fibres which are by nature very delicate. Sigmatex has developed special processes to minimize the damage of these fibers during the weaving process. In addition, Sigmatex has created equipment and processes to handle fine carbon fibre in the production of thin fabrics that are required for space structures. This has lead to their products having been used in several space and satellite projects where they have worked with the clients to design and/or select the optimal materials for the job based on the desired properties and fibre orientation.

As such Sigmatex are the preferred converter of the industry's most advanced carbon fibres.

Sigmatex Carbon Fibre Materials for the Space Industry

Included in the list below is a range of Sigmatex carbon fibre fabrics suited to use in the space industry:

  • 100GSM/PW/T300 1K 40A
  • 125GSM/PW/T300 1K
  • 125GSM/5HS/T300 1K 40A
  • 152GSM/PW/M55JB 6K 50B
  • 154GSM/PW/M55JB 6K 50B/TR
  • 211GSM/4HS/M55JB 6K 50B
  • 238GSM/5HS/M55JB 6K 50B
  • 90GSM/PW/M60JB 3K 50B
  • 110GSM/PW/M60JB 3K 50B
  • 152GSM/PW/M60JB 6K 50B

About Sigmatex

Sigmatex, one of the world’s leading converters of Carbon Fibre, offers a comprehensive range of superior dry reinforcement systems for use in structural repair and strengthening schemes.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Sigmatex.

For more information on this source, please visit Sigmatex.

Date Added: Sep 5, 2011 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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