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Vectorply Introduces Heaviest VectorUltra Product

02 February 2016

Vectorply Introduces Heaviest VectorUltra Product

Vectorply has introduced the latest product addition to the VectorUltra line of advanced composite reinforcements.

According to Vectorply, the 94 oz/yd² carbon quadraxial fabric, named C-4QX 9400, is an all-standard modulus carbon fibre quasi-isotropic reinforcement fabric that is excellent fit for tooling, panel, and thick section advanced composite applications.

Vectorply explains that its C-4QX 9400 is constructed utilising a balanced and symmetric construction (mirror image), [90°/0°/45°/-45°]S stacking sequence of approximately 400gsm carbon plies. The architecture of the fabric provides a very low and consistent coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and an un-coupled (non-potato-chipping) laminate, an ideal combination for high-performance composite tooling, which experience large temperature changes.

The symmetric construction is designed to allow panel manufacturers to fabricate ultra-flat panels, and the 3200gsm areal weight allows for minimal labour requirements for building thick cross sections. In addition, the quasi-isotropic nature also provides high bearing strength, which it says, combined with its high areal weight, is a perfect material for inserts and hard points requiring mechanical fasteners.

The C-4QX 9400 fabric is described as a versatile option for manufactures since is can be used in both prepreg and resin infusion applications. It is also available in a ‘tapered’ option along the fabric width, allowing for scarf joining and consistent thickness across joints.

 


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