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Old 01-08-05, 08:42 PM   #1
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Help with carbon fiber

hey guys, i didnt know where else to ask this, so here goes. i was at the local co-op today and i got some "spokes" from a carbon fiber wheel, and i want to make something out of them, does anyone know if it is possible to bend these "spokes", and if so how? thanks alot! matt
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doesnt anyone know how to work with already "sealed" carbon fiber?
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Are you talking about pre-preg carbon fibre, or carbon fibre that's already set (dry)? Cured carbon fibre isn't going to bend much before it shatters...
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thats the answer i was looking to here, i figured as much, but i didnt know if i heated it or something if it would
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thats the answer i was looking to here, i figured as much, but i didnt know if i heated it or something if it would
You can burn it...
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carbon fiber!=ductile
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how do you figure? or are you talking about before it is sealed?
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it's not ductile. brittle, hence the catastropihic failure mode without deformation beforehand.
perhaps you didn't catch the meaning of the ! in front of the =.
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make a christmas ornament, not much else you can do. Carbon is not like steel
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