Go to content

Composite carbon fiber rollers


Carbon is one of the most important elements on earth in that the entire organic, animal and vegetable world is based on the chemistry of its composites. Even though it is only present in low percentages in the earth's crust at approx. 0.03%, carbon, such as fossil carbon and petroleum, constitutes the most important source of fuel and chemical industrial products. The two crystalline forms, called allotropic, with low carbon density (weight/volume), diamond and graphite, have a special crystallographic structure, that at a macroscopic level generates superior properties of resistance to mechanical strains.

Why choose Carbon fiber?
The carbon fiber composite has superior mechanical characteristics. It has a great ability to decrease vibrations and by correctly directing the fibers, you obtain at each point the desired characteristics of strength and resistance. The other side of the coin is the extreme specialization and precise fields of use. The carbon fiber composite has a thermal expansion coefficient 50 times less than that of aluminum, therefore a great deal of attention must be paid to joining the aluminum and composites. This all requires a great design effort. The product must be studied in depth in the design stage. Finished elements analysis allows us to map the strains and therefore the correct structuring of the piece. Columbus has provided
in its assembly instruction manuals for the carbon parts, precise instructions to frame makers to avoid errors and problems.

Back to content | Back to main menu