Filament Wound Tubes
C-K Composites manufactures a wide variety of tubes for OEM, military, and commercial applications. C-K Composites filament-wound products utilize fiberglass roving reinforcements in a specialized epoxy resin matrix. Filament-wound fiberglass tubes provide a very high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent electrical insulation properties and high resistance to corrosion. Special C-K resin formulations and winding patterns have been developed to meet applications such as:
- Cryogenic Medical Composite Tubes that are made from MR compatible resin systems
- Formulations which are UL listed for Flammability ratings of 94-5VA and 94-V0
- Formulations for Potable water
- Formulations for Medical waste treatment and Highly Corrosive Environments
- High Pressure applications such as Oil Circuit Breaker Interrupter tubes
- Ultraviolet resistant formulations for outdoor use
- Low Impact Resistant FAA approach Masts
Variations in reinforcement materials and resins can be used during the winding process. C-K Composites has produced tubes using E Glass, S-Glass, Kevlar and carbon fiber as reinforcement material.
Winding Design Capability
State of the art winding software which calculates Fiber placement and wind angle depending on design requirements. (A steep wind angle (hoop) provides radial strength. A shallow wind angle (helix) provides axial strength and stiffness.) FEA analysis is available upon request.
State-of-the-art computerized winding equipment
Using our state-of-the-art computerized winding machines, fiber placement tolerances are maintained in accordance with design requirements. Filament wound tubes to 40 feet (12 meters) in length and 9 feet (2.75 meters) in diameter can be wound. State-of-the-art computer controlled winding permit the winding of complex patterns and enable quick changeover from one item to another.
The machine shop is well equipped with 5 axis CNC router and CNC Lathes capable of machining up to 32 inch diameter. This is in addition to a wide variety of manual mills and lathes to 64 inch diameter. This equipment is setup especially for fiberglass. C-K routinely machines to required tolerances, finishes and tests in accordance with required specifications.
Contact our customer service department with your design requirements.