Carbon Braid

Carbon braid is widely used for:

  • Definitive prosthetic socket frames
  • AFOs
  • KAFOs
  • Shoe inserts that need extra stiffness

Performance characteristics:

  • Stiff
  • Lightweight



Carbon Braid

For customized, laminated, and lightweight prosthetic sockets

Carbon braid is most commonly used in the fabrication process of custom definitive sockets for upper and lower limb prosthetics. Carbon braid allows the patient to have a lightweight yet rigid socket frame. When a technician fabricates a carbon frame he employs a hand lamination process of manually saturating the carbon braid with a hardening resin. Carbon braid is commonly available in weights of 12K standard, 6K lightweight, and 3K ultra lightweight.

Tech Tip– The rigidity of a carbon socket can be greatly increased or decreased by the number of layers used during the lamination process.

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CARBON BRAID STANDARD SIZES
ROLL Diameter:
4 in, 5 in, 6 in, 8 in, 10 in
Roll length:
50 ft, 100 ft

 

OPTIONS AVAILABLE
COLOR Black
GRADE 12K Standard, 6K Lightweight, 3K Ultra Lightweight

Length, width, thickness, and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade. Custom sizes available upon request.
 

TYPICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON FIBER 12K
TOW TENSILE Strength 700 ksi
4,830 MPa
SRM 16
Modulus 34 msi
234 GPa
TYPICAL DENSITY 0.065 lb.in3
1.80 g/cm3
SRM 15
TYPICAL YIELD 12K 620 yds/lb
800 mg/m
SRM 13
TYPICAL MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON FIBER 12K
TENSILE
PROPERTIES
Strength 373 ksi
2,572 MPa
ASTM D3039 / 0°8ply
Modulus 19.9 msi
137 GPa
ASTM D3039 / 0°8ply
90° Strength 11.17 ksi
81 MPa
ASTM D3039 / 0°16ply
Modulus 1.34 msi
9.2 GPa
ASTM D3039 / 0°16ply
COMPRESSIVE
PROPERTIES
Strength 198 ksi
1,365 MPa
ASTM D3410 / 0°16ply
Modulus 18.5 msi
127 GPa
ASTM D3410 / 0°16ply
90° Strength 28.5 ksi
196 MPa
ASTM D3410 / 0°20ply
Modulus 1.49 msi
10.2 GPa
ASTM D3410 / 0°20ply
FLEXURAL
PROPERTIES
Strength 253 ksi
1,745 MPa
ASTM D790 / 0°16ply, L/D=32, Vf=61%
Modulus 19.1 msi
132 GPa
ASTM D790 / 0°16ply, L/D=32, Vf=61%
90° Strength 14.9 ksi
102 MPa
ASTM D790 / 0°16ply, L/D=16, Vf=61%
Modulus 1.28 msi
8.8 GPa
ASTM D790 / 0°16ply, L/D=16, Vf=61%
ILSS
(INTERLAMINAR SHEAR STRENGTH)
  Strength 14.1 ksi
97 GPa
ASTM D2344 / 0°16ply, L/D=4, Vf=59%


TYPICAL MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON FIBER 6K

TOW TENSILE Strength 711 ksi
4,900 MPa
ASTM D4018
Modulus 34 msi
235 GPa
TYPICAL DENSITY 0.066 lb.in3
1.82 g/cm3
ASTM D4018
TYPICAL YIELD 6K 1,240 yds/lb
400 mg/m
ASTM D4018
 

TYPICAL MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON FIBER 3K

TOW TENSILE Strength 640 ksi
4,410 MPa
JISR 7601
Modulus 34 msi
235 GPa
TYPICAL DENSITY 0.065 lb.in3
1.79 g/cm3
JISR 7601
TYPICAL YIELD 3K 2,480 yds/lb
200 mg/m
JISR 7601

Values shown are typical and should not be used as a certification. All materials should be tested for suitability in their intended use.


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