Carbon Braid

For customized, laminated, and lightweight prosthetic sockets

About Carbon Braid

a roll of black carbon braid on a spoolCarbon 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.

Length and diameter tolerances vary by size, by manufacturer, brand, and grade.

Typical Properties of Carbon Fiber 12k

Typical Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fiber 12k

Typical Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fiber 6k

Typical Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fiber 3k

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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