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specialty rods, tubes & shapes

Diversified Structural Composites has dedicated a complete production facility to the production of small diameter rods, tubes and specialty shapes. This facility manufactures unidirectional rods and tubes, as well as the GRAPHLITE® product line.

The unidirectional rods and tubes are used in a variety of applications including kite spars, ski poles, hobby applications and many other applications.

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fiberglass rods & tubes

Description
Rigid composite profiles densely reinforced with continuous glass fiber in a cured epoxy based resin matrix.
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Minimum Properties Micro Fiberglass Rods Tubes & Rods > .098
Tensile Strength 200 ksi / 1.38 GPa 150 ksi / 1.03 GPa
Tensile Modulus 7.0 msi / 48.3 GPa 6.5 msi / 44.8 GPa
Ultimate Shear Strength 7.0 ksi / 48.3 Mpa 6.0 ksi / 41.3 Mpa
Ultimate Tensile Strain 2.80% 2.50%
Flexural Strength 120 ksi / 827 Mpa 100 ksi / 690 Mpa
Flexural Modulus 6.5 msi / 44.8 GPa 5.5 msi / 37.9 GPa
Fiber Volume 72% 67%
Thermal Expansion Coefficient 3.2 ppm/cm3 - 5.9 ppm/?C 3.2 ppm/cm3 - 5.9 ppm/?C
Density .074 lbs/in3 (2.05 g/cm3) .072 lbs/in3 (2.00 g/cm3)
Diameter Tolerance +/-5% +.000/-.003'
Glass Transition Temperature 100? C 100? C
Matrix Material Bis F Epoxy Bisphenol Epoxy Vinyl Ester
* Sample data measured from a 1/16 inch diameter micro rod and a 3/16 inch rod

Custom Products:
  • High temperature epoxy matrix with glass transition temperature of 170? C.
  • High modulus carbon fibers
  • E-glass and S-glass fibers
  • Custom diameters or tubes
  • Rectangles and other shapes

Availability:
  • Coils of 100 ft. to 2000 ft. depending on size.
  • Wooden reels with 1000 ft. to 10,000 ft. random lengths.
  • Cut to specified lengths up to 120 ft. at no additional charge.
  • International and domestic shipping services.

 
 

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