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Bill Rademacher 08-27-2012 09:53 AM

Cuttign carbon fiber plate for retracts
 
So I have a carbon fiber plate I'd like to get cut to a pattern to reinforce retract mounts.

Anyone know where I could send it for cutting?

thanks

billrad

BobH 08-27-2012 11:24 AM

RE: Cuttign carbon fiber plate for retracts
 
Do you have access to a band saw.. or a scroll saw? that should work..

mboland 08-27-2012 12:11 PM

RE: Cuttign carbon fiber plate for retracts
 
I am doing a lot of cutting of 1mm and 2mm carbon fibre sheet.
The band saw is the easiest, the scroll saw for smaller and curved cuts, and a Dremel wheel for the fiddly bits

Ron101 08-27-2012 12:14 PM

RE: Cuttign carbon fiber plate for retracts
 
I've cut large brace pieces on the band saw..... it eats up a couple blades

be very safe when cutting it, the dust it very bad for you. Where a respirator, eye protection, gloves.... after you cut put your clothes in the wash alone and take a shower.
It's as bad a asbestos

Bill Rademacher 08-27-2012 12:30 PM

RE: Cuttign carbon fiber plate for retracts
 
I have a band saw, so that may be the ticket. I'll run a vacuum and wear protective items.


thanks!

billrad

IL2windhawk 08-27-2012 04:16 PM

RE: Cuttign carbon fiber plate for retracts
 
Carbon cuts best with abrasive cutters instead of saw blade. Think diamond grit, although less will do fine.


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