I've searched this newsgroup through Google and didn't fiund an answer.
Is there any source for carbon fiber rods that is relatively inexpensive? I am looking for 1/2" rods. I need at least 12 feet of rod.
A lot of vendors have small diameter rods, but far fewer have 1/2" rods. The ones I have found are over $10 a foot.
I have found carbon fiber tubing in 1/2" OD relatively inexpensive, but I'm not convinced the tubing will be stiff enough and have enough inpact resistance for my application.
My application is trimming the edges of fins cut from fiberglass/nomex composite board. We use a 1/2" piece of copper pipe to cut out some of the nomex core and then glue in the carbon fiber rod. We want to use carbin fiber rod to stiffen the fins.