Category Archives: Composite Rods and Tubes

Goodwinds Composites Repurposes 120-Year-Old Lathe to Manufacture Advanced Composites

Goodwinds Composites frequently invests in sturdy, used machines built to work with metals in other industries and repurposing them to manufacture composite materials. In addition to two centerless grinders, a 3-axis mill, multiple saws, and two lathes, all of which have been modified to machine composites, Goodwinds Composites turned a 120-year-old cast-iron lathe into a […]

The Art and Science Behind Roll-Wrapped Composite Tubes


Click to Expand Roll-wrapped composite tubing is structural tubing made by wrapping composite fabrics — such as carbon fiber or fiberglass — that have been pre-impregnated with resin around a mandrel. The layers are typically oriented in different directions to optimize strength and stiffness. After wrapping, the tubing is cured to bond the layers, resulting […]

Carbon Fiber Rods: Structural Composite Reinforcement

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Engineers, equipment manufacturers, and product designers use carbon fiber rods and structural support components in a variety of industries. Because of their fantastic properties, like strength and rigidity, carbon fiber rods are an outstanding choice for applications where stiffness and weight are considerations. How Pultruded Carbon Fiber Rods Are Manufactured Carbon fiber rods are manufactured […]

Unidirectional Vs. Twill Carbon in Wrapped Carbon Tubes: Cosmetic or Functional?

Twill and Unidirectional Carbon Prepreg

When you think of a carbon-fiber, you probably envision the woven, cross-hatch look found in so many consumer products. However, many of our rods and tubes are made with unidirectional carbon, where the carbon fibers are all oriented in the same direction. But why? Is there truly an advantage to twill carbon, other than just […]

Goodwinds Composites Supports STEM Education

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Technology and innovation play a huge role in Goodwinds Composites’ operations – we are constantly inventing new machines and machine attachments, figuring out new methods to make the best composites, and challenging ourselves to tighter tolerances and better customer service. In our world, the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education cannot be […]

Carbon Rods: Strengthening the Foundation of Concrete Repair

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Concrete structures form the backbone of our modern infrastructure, providing stability and durability. However, over time, these structures may develop cracks and deteriorate due to various factors, such as weathering, age, or even poor construction practices. To restore their integrity and extend their lifespan, engineers have turned to innovative techniques, one of which involves the […]

7 Reasons To Consider Composite Rods and Tubes for Your Project

Composite rods and tubes are revolutionizing how engineers and designers approach construction projects. These advanced materials are gaining popularity thanks to their advantages over traditional alternatives like metal, plastic, or fiberglass. They also boast exceptional strength-to-weight ratios, unparalleled durability, and excellent resistance to corrosive substances and chemicals. The customizable nature of composite rods and tubes […]