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> Carbon Fibre/kevlar Zaurus Body, Feeler for interest
post Jul 10 2006, 08:22 AM
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In a reference to this and the PPZ (PocketPenguinZero: DIY PDA in Hardware-Mods forum) Does anyone know a commercial manufacturer of Carbon Fibre casing? We're looking at using it over Aluminium in the PPZ for sakes of Weight, strength, and size.
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post Jul 10 2006, 08:59 AM
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Dont suppose you have a link to a DIY carbon fiber tutorial, im intrugied if it is as easy as you say

Take a look at something like this:


You need a vacuum pump and an oven. Other than that, it can be quite simple (prepreg) or quite complex (determining resin/filler percentages), though for this application, the absolute strength of the material is not that important so the filler/resin calculations and uniformity are not too troublesome (from what I remember of my University placement manufacturing composites).

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