I am wondering if anyone can help me out with a question I have. I am wondering how Carbon-Fiber tubing holds up against frictional wear. Specifically, a CF tube with an ID of 7.00MM and the material passing through the tube would be a 6.95MM Styrene bearing travelling at roughly 400FPS. The weight of the bearing would be around 0.39 Grams.
I have used brass tubing in the past for a base testing result, and the wear on the inner surface of the tubing was acceptable up to about 7000 bearings. Basically I am wondering if the CF tubing will be more or less resistant than the Brass.
The tubing material info is as follows:
-Material is standard modulus (17 MSI) uni-directional carbon fiber pre-preg
-resin/fiber ratio of 33:67
I am open to any suggestions you guys/gals might have to offer me. I am also wondering if their is a product you would recommend that I could coat the inner surface of the tubing with to increase the wear resistance while still maintaining the required tolerance.
Thanks for your time and advice.
Last edited by Dutchydr; 02-16-2011 at 09:08 PM.