Applications & Advantages

Prototyping II

Composite enclosures

There are several benefits of lightweight composite enclosures. The primary reason our customers look to carbon fiber for these applications is to reduce weight.

In addition to reduced weight and increased natural frequency, carbon fiber electronics enclosures maintain dimensional tolerances over a much wider temperature range than plastic or metal enclosures. The thermal expansion coefficient (CTE) of carbon fiber is approximately the same as Invar, thus greatly reducing thermal issues for sensitive electronics, laser, mirrors, and sensors.