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Subject: Re: Steel vs. other materials
From: Brett Nordgren brett3nt@.............
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 10:53:07 -0500
I'd assumed that carbon fiber composite = graphite fiber composite. Sorry
for the confusion.
They do need to be pretty thin for ordinary-sized instruments in order to
not have them going beyond their yield strength when bending them to the
necessary curve. As I recall 0.008" - 0.015" is the range of thickness
that usually turns out to be appropriate. You also want to be using
one-directional materal, oriented along the spring length. I don't think
that woven or mat material works as well.
At 06:24 AM 1/27/2009 -0800, you wrote:
>What about carbon fiber leaf springs? I Googled graphite sheets and a
>brief look indicated they might be to thin.
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