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A composite question - metal to composite

Postby rtz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:50 am

Excuse me for the non board question; but there is a lot of composite knowledge here.

What would be the best way to fasten a threaded insert of any type, shape, or design to the end of a carbon tube? For a 20mm diameter bolt or stud. Either mechanically or epoxy. Strength for it to never pull or break out.

Also; anyone seen a good source for carbon tube?

Around 50mm diameter and 120-150cm long and with a suitable wall thickness. I’m just starting my search.

Some examples in the image tab: https://www.google.com/search?q=kite+buggy+carbon+axle

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Re: A composite question - metal to composite

Postby plummet » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:59 am

is it for a buggy axle?

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Re: A composite question - metal to composite

Postby rynhardt » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:33 am

A good toughened epoxy will be fine, provided you have enough surface area and you can prep the surfaces properly.
A bigger concern would be galvanic corrosion, unless you use titanium.

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Re: A composite question - metal to composite

Postby socommk23 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:51 am

If it's for a buggy axle it's already been done. Check out gtrace kite buggies.

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Re: A composite question - metal to composite

Postby rtz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:57 pm

It is for a buggy axle Plummet.

Here are some tubes I’m looking at:

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https://www.rockwestcomposites.com

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Re: A composite question - metal to composite

Postby coffeeking » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:09 pm

Totally depends on the load paths and the layup of the tube.

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Re: A composite question - metal to composite

Postby plummet » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:33 pm

Go to extremekites.com.au and pm Gannet. He has done it successfully multiple times.
I know he uses a specific type of resin/glue design for this type of job.


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