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jaysmith10
12-02-2010, 02:09 PM
I have a piece of carbon fiber that is .40 thick and i was wondering what would be the easiest safest way to half it so i have two .20 pieces?
Any help would be greatly appreciate.
Jay

Rudy Joly
12-02-2010, 03:25 PM
It's unrealistic to think you can cut it without some loss.
If you have an EDM, A thin wire cut would get you closest. In reality I'de go with a band saw. It's the lesser of all evils as far as kerf thickness. An alternative might be a jewelers saw with about a million + strokes.

Rudy

joe levy
12-02-2010, 03:47 PM
Will EDM cut carbon fiber? I have never tried it. Is the mat used to make it conductive?

Joe

jaysmith10
12-02-2010, 04:27 PM
Thanks for the anwser Im gonna give the jewelers saw a try. Just wanted to see if there was a better option out there.
Thanks again for the help.

Rudy Joly
12-02-2010, 05:49 PM
Will EDM cut carbon fiber? I have never tried it. Is the mat used to make it conductive?

Joe

Good question Joe.
I know I can etch with a carbon block, so it does transfer electricity. I don't know if the epoxy that encapsulates it would interfere with the current.

Rudy

joe levy
12-02-2010, 07:53 PM
Good question Joe.
I know I can etch with a carbon block, so it does transfer electricity. I don't know if the epoxy that encapsulates it would interfere with the current.

Rudy

May try it if I get a chance.

Joe

joe levy
12-12-2010, 06:21 PM
I put a piece of carbon fiber in the wire the other day and it does cut. Did not cut much but it will.

Joe

BossDog
12-13-2010, 11:52 AM
I use a wet tile saw with a diamond blade and it cuts like butter.

jaysmith10
12-13-2010, 12:04 PM
I use a wet tile saw with a diamond blade and it cuts like butter.
Im gonna have to try that out. Along with cutting it good it would keep the dust down.
Thanks!!!!!

John Barker
12-13-2010, 12:58 PM
I cut a 0.60" thick piece in half with a porta band mounted vertically. I made a fence to keep it straight. It wasn't two bad. I ended up with two 0.25" pieces when I got them flat. Took me about 10 minutes at most.
-John

joe levy
12-13-2010, 01:58 PM
I agree with cutting it with a saw. I just wanted to see if it would wire cut.

Joe