Carbon Fiber Tube

Comprehensive Guide to Carbon Fiber Tube


Carbon fiber tube is a versatile, high-performance material used across many industries. Whether for aerospace, robotics, or sports, the right carbon fiber tube offers unmatched strength, stiffness, and weight reduction. In this guide, we’ll explore the types, manufacturing processes, and unique selling points of iKabon carbon fiber tube.

Types of Carbon Fiber Tube

Roll Wrapped Prepreg Carbon Fiber Tube

Roll wrapped prepreg carbon fiber tubes are made from multiple layers of twill and/or unidirectional fabrics. These tubes are ideal for applications requiring the highest bending stiffness and lowest weight, such as automation, robotics, telescoping poles, idler rollers, and UAV components. Available in high modulus and ultra-high modulus carbon fiber, these tubes can also be customized with different outer fabrics, like colored Kevlar. Surface finish options include cello-wrapped gloss and smooth sanded finishes.

Braided Carbon Fiber Tube

Braided carbon fiber tubes are made from carbon fiber braid and unidirectional fabrics, offering excellent torsional characteristics and crush strength. These tubes are perfect for high torque applications and are available in round, rectangular, and square shapes. The standard finish is a proprietary natural surface, but options for a glossier look or peel ply texture for improved bonding are also available.

Large Diameter Carbon Fiber Tube

Large diameter carbon fiber tubes are made from bi-directional woven carbon fiber and are designed for large applications like telescope projects or lightweight drums. These tubes feature a textured finish on the inside and outside for easy bonding and painting.

Standard Modulus Carbon Fiber Tube

Standard modulus carbon fiber tube offers excellent strength and stiffness, being 1.5 times stiffer than aluminum. It is the most economical option and is suitable for a wide range of applications.

Intermediate Modulus Carbon Fiber Tube

Intermediate modulus tube provides enhanced stiffness over standard modulus with the same or better strength, being approximately twice as stiff as aluminum.

High Modulus Carbon Fiber Tube

High modulus tube is three times stiffer than aluminum and offers similar strength to standard modulus. It is ideal for demanding, weight-sensitive applications.

Ultra-High Modulus Carbon Fiber Tube

Ultra-high modulus tube offers incredible stiffness, being four to five times stiffer than aluminum. However, it has lower strength and is not recommended for high-stress applications.

Manufacturing Processes

Roll Wrapping

Roll wrapping involves layering fabrics in different orientations to achieve optimal strength and stiffness. This process is used to produce tubes with high mechanical performance.


Pultrusion is a continuous process where fibers are pulled through a resin bath and then through a heated die to create long, straight lengths of tubing. This method is best for producing tubes with maximum longitudinal strength.

Filament Winding

Filament winding involves winding resin-impregnated fibers around a rotating mandrel. This process allows precise control over fiber placement, resulting in strong and lightweight tubes.

Customization Options

iKabon offers comprehensive customization services to meet specific project requirements, including custom lengths, diameters, and finishes. Whether you need tubes with unique aesthetic or mechanical properties, iKabon can work with you to create a tailored solution.


Due to their unique properties, carbon fiber tubes are used in a variety of industries. Here are some examples:


  • UAV components
  • Telescoping poles


  • Automation equipment
  • Robotic arms


  • Lightweight bicycle frames
  • Fishing rods


  • X-ray transparent components
  • Medical devices


  • Idler rollers
  • Trusses
  • Beams

Unique Selling Points of iKabon Carbon Fiber Tube and Cutting Services

High-Quality Customization

iKabon provides extensive customization services, including specific lengths, diameters, modulus, and surface treatments. Our tailored solutions ensure that our carbon fiber tubes meet the exact specifications of your application.

Case Study: Custom UAV Components

A UAV manufacturer needed lightweight and stiff components for their latest drone model. By using iKabon’s roll wrapped prepreg carbon fiber tubes, they achieved the necessary performance characteristics while reducing the overall weight of the drone. Custom lengths and finish options provided a perfect fit for their design specifications.

Advanced Manufacturing Processes

iKabon employs multiple advanced manufacturing processes, including roll wrapping, pultrusion, and filament winding. This versatility ensures that we can produce high-performance carbon fiber tubes suitable for various applications.

Case Study: High Torque Robotics

A robotics company needed durable tubes for their high torque robotic arms. They chose iKabon’s braided carbon fiber tubes, which provided the necessary torsional strength and crush resistance. The natural surface finish was both attractive and functional.

Strict Quality Control

iKabon implements rigorous quality control measures throughout the production process to ensure consistent quality. We provide quality certifications and test reports to assure our customers of the high standards of our products.

Case Study: Industrial Applications

An industrial equipment manufacturer needed high-durability and corrosion-resistant carbon fiber tubes for their equipment components. By partnering with iKabon, they received consistent, high-quality carbon fiber tubes that passed stringent quality tests, ensuring the equipment’s long-term performance and reliability.

Advanced Cutting Services

In addition to high-quality carbon fiber tubes, iKabon offers advanced cutting services. We use precision equipment to ensure smooth cuts and exact dimensions, and we can handle complex shapes based on customer drawings and specifications.

Rapid Response and Flexible Delivery

iKabon is committed to quick response times and flexible delivery options. We ensure a continuous supply of materials and products to meet urgent customer needs and project timelines.

Case Study: Emergency Project Support

A construction engineering company needed additional carbon fiber tubes to complete a critical structural reinforcement project. iKabon responded swiftly, producing and delivering the necessary tubes in a short time frame, ensuring the project was completed on schedule without incurring additional costs.


Choosing the right carbon fiber tube is crucial for your project’s success. iKabon offers a range of high-quality carbon fiber tubes, customized to meet specific requirements. With advanced manufacturing processes and a commitment to quality, iKabon ensures you receive the best product for your application. For more information or to discuss custom needs, contact us directly.