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3K, Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Fabric

3K, Plain Weave Carbon Fiber Fabric
5.7 oz/sq yd, 50" Wide, 0.012" Thick, 12.5 x 12.5 Plain Weave

For lightweight aerodynamic parts, this plain weave carbon fiber is a commonly selected fabric style, delivering uniform strength in both horizontal and vertical directions. In fact, this fabric boasts an ultimate tensile strength of at least 610 KSI—most competitors offer only around 500 KSI.

It wets out quickly and handles easily. Only three layers are typically necessary to produce non-structural pieces.

Some considerations when creating composite parts with the #530:
  • To maximize strength properties, use with an epoxy, like our System 2000 Epoxy Resin (#2000).
  • During the lay-up process, add each layer at an alternating 45-degree angle to maximize strength properties.
  • This fabric is available in thin strip tapes for unique shapes or wrapping applications.

Fibre Glast is committed to ensuring that every roll of fabric we handle is First Quality and manufactured to the highest standards, so that you can expect the same properties and handling characteristics every time you order.

Typical full roll length is 100 yards.
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Cut To Length (by yard)

Description Item # Price / Yard Qty  
Cut To Length
min. qty of 10 yds.
530 $44.95
Quantity Discounts
25+ $42.95
50+ $40.95
100+ $38.95

Roll (pre-cut lengths)

Length Price/ Roll Quantity
1 yd roll $59.95

3 yd roll $169.95

5 yd roll $249.95

Swatch (4"x6") $2.95

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Carbon Fiber Tape
5.7 oz/sq yd, Various Widths, 0.012" Thick, 3K Plain Weave

Carbon fiber tape is ideal for selective reinforcement of carbon fiber fabrications, sleeve winding, lap joining, and repairs of cracks on graphite surfaces. Just like their wider carbon fabric counterparts, these standard modulus tapes offer higher ultimate tensile strength and stiffness-to-weight ratios than any other commonly available reinforcements.

Carbon fabric tapes are referred to as tapes only for their width and appearance—they are not adhesive backed. Their finished edges offer easier handling and a clean, finished appearance. They are ideal for use in auto racing, aerospace, competition marine, and light industrial applications.

To maximize the fiber properties, use with epoxy or vinyl ester resins. Polyester resin is also suitable, and is primarily used in cosmetic applications where higher strength-to-weight ratios are not a factor.
EC Cutter

Shears Do the Work: Cut Quick, Accurate, Safe

Once you use the EC Cutter, you'll discover what all the buzz is about. With the push of a button, these electric shears can make nearly any composite project easier. No hand cramps. No cord. No wasted time. You'll never look at scissors the same way again.

  • It's easy. EC Cutter gives hands a break and does the cutting for you. Lightweight, ergonomic design makes operation almost effortless, and attachable battery keeps a pesky cord out of the picture.
  • It's quick and accurate. Electric blades cut straight lines and even curves with minimal fabric distortion.
  • It's safe. Unique blade configuration protects fingers and hands from cuts.
  • It's versatile. Use it to cut most fabrics, including dry fiberglass, dry carbon fiber, and prepreg; vacuum bagging materials like bagging film and peel ply; and even thicker materials like heavier stitched fiberglass. PLEASE NOTE: We do not recommend cutting KEVLAR® or wet fabrics during lay-up with the EC Cutter.
  • It's designed to last. Battery is rechargeable and lasts for hours. Blades are interchangeable. All replacement parts are available at

EC Cutter ships complete with two sets of blades; rechargeable battery; battery charger; AC adapter; and transformer.

KEVLAR® Fabric is made with genuine DuPont™ KEVLAR® fiber. DuPont™ and KEVLAR® are registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and are used with permission.

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