Carbon fiber has many excellent properties, such as low density, high strength, high modulus, no creep, corrosion resistance, fatigue resistance, small thermal expansion coefficient, high X-ray transmittance, so it has applications in various fields, but carbon fiber products are widely used. The price is on the high side. In this article, let’s take a look at why carbon fiber is expensive.
This is closely related to the production process of carbon fiber. First of all, the production of carbon fiber is a very complex systematic process. From the preparation of raw silk, to pre-oxidation, carbonization and graphitization, to sizing and packaging the finished product, each step of the production process has high requirements and requires high-precision control. Equipment requirements are high. The initial equipment investment and maintenance costs are relatively large, which is one of the reasons for the high price of carbon fiber.
Second, the production of carbon fiber is an energy-intensive process. In particular, high temperature is required for later carbonization and graphitization, and the high energy consumption of the production process is another reason for the high cost of carbon fiber. In the end, the market is monopolized. The high price of carbon fiber comes from the sales of carbon fiber, which is still in the seller’s market. The core technology is still mastered by developed countries such as Japan and the United States. The production capacity is limited and the demand has increased greatly, resulting in high carbon fiber prices.
China Be-cu Prototype Material Technology Co., Ltd. has been focusing on the machining and production of carbon fiber products for many years. It has advanced fiber-reinforced composite material sheet, pipe, molding, autoclave, CNC machining and other production lines. Standardized production workshops such as clean rooms provide complete hardware and software facilities for the production of high-performance fiber composite products.
ISO 9001 certified. BE-CU Prototype Offering CNC machining carbon fiber and other manufacturing services for carbon fiber marterial. Various capabilities include notching, labeling, drilling carbon fiber, grinding, laser cutting carbon fiber, finishing, plating, marking, CNC milling carbon fiber and turning carbon fiber.We stock high quality 3k carbon fiber sheet in a variety of thickness, types and finish. Its a great material used in applications where light weight and strength are needed such as drones. Unlike other workshops, we have no min order and are often filling orders with a single part. We also don’t make you pay for the full sheet and you only get charged for what is used. With a large selection of material, you should find everything you need to make your project come to life. We are also able to handle larger production runs and provide a competitive pricing. If we don’t have the material or finish you require, we are more the willing to look at bringing it in for you.
What Is Carbon Fiber?Carbon fiber is made of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) (or pitch, viscose) and other organic fibers by carbonization (removal of most elements except carbon) by pyrolysis method under inert gas at high temperature above 1,000 °C. Inorganic polymer fibers with a carbon content of more than 90%.