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5.7oz - 3K - Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Fabric - (Yard x 50")

5.7oz - 3K - Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Fabric - (Yard x 50")
5.7oz - 3K - Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Fabric - (Yard x 50")
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5.7oz - 3K - Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Fabric - (Yard x 50")5.7oz - 3K - Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Fabric - (Yard x 50")5.7oz - 3K - Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Fabric - (Yard x 50")5.7oz - 3K - Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Fabric - (Yard x 50")5.7oz - 3K - Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Fabric - (Yard x 50")5.7oz - 3K - Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Fabric - (Yard x 50")5.7oz - 3K - Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Fabric - (Yard x 50")5.7oz - 3K - Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Fabric - (Yard x 50")
Product Code:  FG-CARB5750
Reward Points: 3
Availability:Out Of Stock
Price in reward points: 207

5 or more $20.99
10 or more $20.49
25 or more $19.99
50 or more $19.75
100 or more $17.90

Available Options

Roll/Fold (For orders of 4 yards or less):

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We ordered more carbon than ever before in an effort to increase inventory overall and we're a little nervous we won't be able to move all of it so we're basically giving it away at wholesale pricing plus the cost to cut it and ship it.  

Buy Now! This sale won't last!

This is the same carbon fiber we've always carried, manufactured in the United States and handled with care by American Workers.

Once management is satisfied we can move this volume each month, the price will go up!  


All orders less than 5 yards will come folded. If you would like for them to come on a roll, please select the rolled fabric option for an additional charge. 


5.7oz per sq yd, 3K Filaments/Yarn, Plain weave Constrution, Sold 1 Yard by 50" Wide

Plain weave Carbon Fiber fabric sold by the yard for your carbon fiber reinforced composite fabrication needs. Our Carbon Fabric is manufactured by Hexcel; the world leader in advanced composite materials manufacturing.

Carbon fabric, Advanced Composite fabrication, Fiber reinforced composite, Carbon fiber fabric, Fiberglass,  resin, composite materials manufacturing 

Made in the USA this carbon fiber is all 1st quality and sold by iLLSTREET in both large and small quantities and priced lower than any other 1st quality carbon fiber on the internet.  All of our Carbon fiber , fiberglass and resin systems are compatable and will provide you with easy to use materials at a low cost  using only the best materials available.

Width: 50"

Weight: 5.7osy
Weave: Plain
Tow Size: 3K
Thickness: .010"

Typical Tensile Strength, Modulus, Density of Carbon Fiber Available Here

Standard carbon for any structural or cosmetic purpose. This style is commonly used by automobile manufacturers for their stock carbon fiber appearance.

Plain weave is a one over one under pattern that is checkerboard-like.


Carbon fiber (carbon fibre), alternatively graphite fiber, carbon graphite or CF, is a substance consisting of extremely thin fibers about 0.005-0.010 mm in diameter and composed primarily of carbon atoms. The carbon atoms are bonded together in microscopic crystals that are pretty much aligned parallel to the long axis of the fiber. The crystal alignment makes the fiber extremely strong for its size. Several thousand carbon fibers are twisted together to form a yarn, which may be used by itself or woven into a fabric. Carbon fiber has a great number of different weave patterns and can be amassed with a thermoplasticresin and wound or molded to form composite parts such as CFRP to yield a high strength-to-weight ratio component. The density of carbon fiber is also substantially lower than the density of steel, making it perfect for applications requiring low weight. The properties of carbon fiber such as low weight, high tensile strength, and low thermal expansion make it the material of choice in aerospace, military, civil engineering, and motorsports, along with other competition sports. However, it is relatively expensive when compared to similar materials such as fiberglass or plastic. Carbon fiber is very strong when stretched or bent, but not impressive when compressed or exposed to high shock (for example a carbon fiber bar is extremely difficult to bend, but will crack easily if hit with a tool).

In 1958, Roger Bacon invented high-performance carbon fibers at the Union Carbide Parma Technical Center, found outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Those fibers were created by heating strands of rayon until they carbonized. This process turned out to be inefficient, as the resulting fibers contained only about 20 percentcarbon and had stiffness and low strength properties. In the early nineteen sixtees, a process was invented by Dr. Akio Shindo at Agency of Industrial Science and Technology of Japan, using polyacrylonitrile (PAN) as a raw material. This produced a carbon fiber that contained about fifty five % carbon.

The potential for high strength of carbon fiber was understood in 1963 in a process developed at the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough, Hampshire. The process was patented by the UK Ministry of Defense and licensed to 3 British companies: Rolls-Royce, already using carbon fiber, Morganite and Courtaulds. They were able to establish industrial carbon fiber manufacturing facilities within a few years, and Rolls-Royce took advantage of the new material's properties to break into the American market with its RB-211 aero-engine.

Even with the advances, there were conerns over the ability of British industries to make the best of this breakthrough. In 1969 a House of Commons select committee inquiry into carbon fiber, asked: "How then is the nation to reap the maximum benefit without it becoming yet another British invention to be exploited more successfully overseas?" Eventually, this concern was justified. One after another the licensees ended carbon fiber production. Rolls-Royce's interest was in the latest aerospace applications. Its own production process was to enable it to be leader in the use of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics. In-house production would usually cease once reliable commercial sources became viable.

Unfortunately, Rolls-Royce pushed the the most current technology too aggressively, in using carbon fiber in the engine's compressor blades, which proved easily damaged from bird impact. What seemed a great British technological triumph in 1968 quickly became a catastrophe as Rolls-Royce's ambitious schedule for the RB-211 was endangered. Rolls-Royce's problems became so great that the company was eventually nationalized by Edward Heath's Conservative government in 1971 and the carbon fiber manufacturing plant sold to form Bristol Composites.

Given the limited market for a very pricey product of variable quality, Morganite also decided that carbon fiber manufacture was peripheral to its core business, leaving Courtaulds as the only big UK producer.

The company continued making carbon fiber, developing two main markets: aerospace and sports equipment. The speed of production and the quality of the product were improved.

During the nineteen seventys, experimental work to find alternative raw materials led to the introduction of carbon fibers made from a petroleum pitch derived from oil processing. These fibers contained about 85% carbon and had excellent flexural strength.

During the 1980s Courtaulds continued to be a major supplier of carbon fiber for the sporting goods markets, with Mitsubishi its main customer. Unfortunately, a move to expand, including building a production plant in California, turned out unfortunately. The investment didn't generate the anticipated returns, leading to a decision to pull out of the area. Courtaulds ceased carbon fiber manufacture in 1991, though ironically the one surviving UK carbon-fiber manufacturer continued to thrive making fiber based on Courtaulds's precursor. Inverness-based RK Carbon Fibres Ltd has concentrated on creating carbon fiber for industrial applications, and thus does not need to compete at the quality levels reached by overseas producers.

Each carbon filament thread is a bundle of many thousand carbon filaments. A single such filament is a thin tube with a diameter of 5-8 micrometers and consists almost exclusively of carbon. The earliest generation of carbon fibers (i.e., T300, and AS4) had diameters of 7-8 micrometers. Later fibers (i.e., IM6) have diameters that are approximately 5 micrometers.

Precursors for carbon fibers are rayon, polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and pitch. Carbon fiber filament yarns are used in several processing processes: the direct uses are for prepregging, pultrusion, filament winding, weaving, braiding, etc. Carbon fiber yarn is rated by the linear density (weight per unit length, i.e. 1 g/1000 m = 1 tex) or by number of filaments per yarn count, in thousands. For example, 200 tex for 3,000 filaments of carbon fiber is three times as strong as 1,000 carbon fibers, but is also three times as heavy. This count is usually expressed as 3K, 12K, 6K, etc. This thread can then be used to weave a carbon fiber filament fabric or cloth. The appearance of this fabric generally depends on the linear density of the yarn and the weave chosen. Some commonly used types of weave are plain, 2x2 twill, 4x4 twill and satin.

A common method of manufacture involves heating the spun PAN filaments to approximately 300 °C in air, which breaks many of the hydrogen bonds and oxidizes the material. The oxidized PAN is then placed into a furnace having an inert atmosphere of a gas such as argon, and heated to approximately 2000 °C, which induces graphitization of the material, changing the molecular bond structure. When heated in the correct conditions, these chains bond side-to-side (ladder polymers), forming narrow graphene sheets which finally merge to form a single, columnar filament. The result is usually 93-95% carbon. Low quality carbon fiber can be produced using pitch or rayon as the precursor instead of PAN. The carbon can become further enhanced, as high modulus, or high strength carbon, by heat treatment processes. Carbon heated in the range of 1500-2000 °C (carbonization) exhibits the highest tensile strength (820,000 psi, 5,650 MPa or N/mm²), while carbon fiber heated from 2500 to 3000 °C (graphitizing) exhibits a higher modulus of elasticity (77,000,000 psi or 531 GPa or 531 kN/mm²).

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