Reworking/Straightening Carbon Fibre

Reworking/Straightening Carbon Fibre

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tuttle

Original Poster:

3,427 posts

206 months

Wednesday 20th April 2005
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Hi guys,I have a carbon fibre strut(not load bearing etc)part of a front grille set.Anyhow its about 20" long but has a slight curve in it.It needs to be straight to fit.
Anyone know of any techniques that I could use to rework this piece? i.e applying heat & pressure or something?At the mo everything I've tried results in the strut snapping back to its original shape.
Many thanks
Matt.

steve_D

13,436 posts

227 months

Tuesday 26th April 2005
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Sorry, think you will have to get a new one.
Carbon parts are very strong and stable so I doubt you will make it go somewhere else.

Steve

Frik

12,921 posts

212 months

Wednesday 27th April 2005
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I think you will find that the resin is thermosetting and cannot be remelted.

As steve_D says, it's time for a new part.

tuttle

Original Poster:

3,427 posts

206 months

Wednesday 27th April 2005
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oh well.
Thanks chaps.