The shaping of carbon fiber is a handcraft process.
To create a carbon fiber object, we first need a defined model.
At Carbonara Tech, this model can be realized in computer-aided design (CAD), accompanied by software of realistic rendering in order to have an almost final idea of the product. These rendering software make it possible to integrate the object in a specific environment, for example a bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom, an office, a dining room, a garage, a terrace, a garden, in order to have a clear idea of what this will bring into the final place.
From this 3D model, several possibilities are available:
The first is the 3D design of a mold to create this piece. A manufacturing drawing will then be made to machine this mold at our partners, or to realize it in stereolithography (3D printing). It can be aluminum, stainless steel, plastic, it will depend on the futur production quantity.
The second possibility is to create a prototype model. This model can be made in stereolithography, or, depending on the dimensions, polyurethane foam (PU). For a large object, PU foam will be the best financial solution. This model, once treated on the surface, will be used to build a mold in fiberglass, epoxy resin, or silicone according to the final application. Carbonara Tech is able to carry out these steps in its workshop.
Once the mold is built, all that remains is to put the matrix-reinforcement assembly in place, to evacuate air in the chamber, and let the resin harden until demolding.