10 application methods and uses of carbon fiber products
  Carbon fiber has a series of excellent properties such as high strength, high modulus, corrosion resistance, and small thermal expansion coefficient, so its application fields are very wide. In order to meet customer needs, carbon fiber manufacturers have developed a variety of fibers for different purposes to make full use of the excellent properties of carbon fibers. This article will comprehensively analyze 10 application methods and uses of carbon fiber products.

  1. Continuous long fiber

  Product features: The most common product form of carbon fiber manufacturers, the tow is composed of thousands of monofilaments, divided into three types according to the twisting method: NT (Never Twisted, untwisted), UT (Untwisted, untwisted), TT or ST (Twisted, twisted), among which NT is the most commonly used carbon fiber. For twisted carbon fiber, according to the twist direction, it can be divided into S-twisted yarn and Z-twisted yarn (as shown in the figure below).

  Main application: mainly used for composite materials such as CFRP, CFRTP or C/C composite materials, and the application fields include aircraft/aerospace equipment, sporting goods and industrial equipment parts.

  2. Short fiber roving

  Product Features: Spun yarn for short, the yarn spun from short carbon fiber, such as general-purpose pitch-based carbon fiber, is usually in the form of short fiber.

  Main application: heat insulation materials, anti-friction materials, C/C composite parts, etc.
 
  3. Carbon fiber fabric

  Product features: It is woven from continuous carbon fiber or short carbon fiber roving. According to the weaving method, carbon fiber fabric can be divided into woven fabric, knitted fabric and non-woven fabric. At present, carbon fiber fabric is usually woven fabric.

  Main use: Same as continuous carbon fiber, mainly used for composite materials such as CFRP, CFRTP or C/C composite materials, and the application fields include aircraft/aerospace equipment, sporting goods and industrial equipment parts.

  4. Carbon fiber braided belt

  Product features: It is a kind of carbon fiber fabric, which is also woven from continuous carbon fiber or short carbon fiber yarn.

  Main application: Mainly used for resin-based reinforcement materials, especially for the production and processing of tubular products.

  5. Chopped carbon fiber

  Cut according to customer needs.

  Main application: Usually used as a mixture of plastics, resins, cement, etc., the mechanical properties, wear resistance, electrical conductivity and heat resistance can be improved by mixing into the matrix; in recent years, the reinforcing fibers in 3D printing carbon fiber composite materials are mostly chopped carbon fibers Mainly.