Large Diameter Tubing
Instock Cylinder Tubing



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Q: What is filament winding? 
A: A process for fabricating a composite structure in which continuous reinforcements are coated with resin and placed over a rotating form  

Q: What is fiberglass?  
A: An individual filament made by drawing molten glass   

Q: What is carbon fiber?  
A: An important reinforcing fiber known for its light weight, strength and stiffness    

Q: What is E-glass?  
A: "Electrical glass" or the borosilicate glass typically used as glass fibers in filament winding    

Q: What is S-glass?  
A: Structural glass that is used as a reinforcement when very high tensile strength is required    

Q: What is a mandrel?  
A: A male mold used in the production of a filament-wound part    

Q: What is epoxy resin?  
A: The material used to bind together the reinforcement material (matrix)    

Q: What is fiber?  
A: A single homogeneous strand of material used in composites for high axial strength and modulus.     

Q: What are filaments?  
A: Individual fibers of indefinite length used in tows, yarn or roving      

Q: What is a tow?  
A: An untwisted bundle of continuous filaments     

Q: What is composite material?  
A: A combination of two of more materials (reinforcing elements, fillers and matrix binder) differing in form or composition on a macro-scale      

Q: What is the operating temperature of Black Amalgon tubing? 
A: 250° F / -50° F

Q: What is Compression Molding?  
A: Compression-molded parts offer a strong, lightweight alternative to die-cast, stamped or other formed metal parts due to their superior:

  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Heat Resistance
  • Fire Retardation
  • Weight Profile
  • Weather Resistance
  • Colorfastness
  • Strength
  • Microwave Transparency



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