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Polymer with high Coefficient of Friction to Carbon Fiber

  1. May 20, 2013 #1
    Hey all,

    I'm trying to design a clamp that has to hold onto a hollow carbon fiber tube, approximately 2.5 inches in diameter. The clamp will be bearing a 15-20lb load. The carbon fiber will be at angles from 20-70 degrees from a vertical axis.

    I'm curious if there is a polymer that can be over-molded or sprayed onto the clamp, and have a high coefficient of friction with the carbon fiber, thus minimizing slip. The clamp must not damage the carbon fiber tube. The polymer cannot be easily sheared off and must withstand multiple uses. The environment of use is day to day. If the polymer has a temperature tolerance between -20 to 120 degrees F, that would be fantastic.

    Any and all insight would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Mike
     
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  3. May 23, 2013 #2
    Vulcanized rubber or silicon rubber ?
     
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