Sporting Goods Market Segment Case Study

 

Industry

Sporting Goods

Application

Company makes small diameter carbon fiber arrow shafts using carbon fiber pre-preg overwrapped by a non-shrink film for compaction during cure.

Problem

Company measures shaft straightness (post cure) and shafts are sorted into different categories based on results. Customer wants to increase the % of higher grade shafts made from each production run.

Solution

Dunstone TX-125 Compaction Tape (.00125” thick, polypropylene compaction film)

Implementation

During product evaluation, Dunstone was able to demonstrate that the high tensile strength of TX-125 Compaction Tape allows for a higher taping tension and gives additional consolidation force to the shafts during cure. This results in better mechanical stiffness of the shaft, and in increase in the percentage of higher grade (straighter) shafts from each batch.

 

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