Carbon Foam Videos
Please check back often to view interesting videos of Touchstone’s CFOAM® Carbon Foam.
Shows carbon foam panels being joined into billets. A trowel is used to apply the high-strength adhesive. This demonstration video shows smaller blocks, however, larger panels are used to make much larger tooling.
CFOAM Carbon Foam self-heating tooling. Electricity is passed through the carbon foam core, uniformly heating the composite tool.
The ISO 1182 test for non-combustibility is considered one of the most rigorous tests for material for undergoing fire qualification testing. CFOAM Carbon Foam passed all criteria for this test.
CFOAM® carbon foam is a naturally fire resistant product that passes ISO 1182 for non-combustibility. When CFOAM is made, it is processed at very high temperatures, driving off all the volatiles, leaving behind a non-combustible form of carbon. Watch how a torch won’t even light CFOAM. Fire-resistant panels, fire-breaks, ship bulkheads are just some of the applications.
Three examples of machining carbon foam cores. These carbon foam cores were later finished into aerospace composite tools.
Cutting CFOAM carbon foam using a standard table saw with a vacuum pickup and an abrasive blade. We’ll be adding some more footage of cutting soon.
ASTM E1886 is the standard test method for performance of exterior windows, curtain walls, doors, and impact protective systems impacted by missle(s) and exposed to cyclic pressure differentials. In layman’s terms, it evaluates how well you are protected from flying 2×4’s in a tornado or hurricane. A composite panel with a CFOAM Carbon Foam core passed this test, which was conducted at the National Homebuilder Research Center.
Additional videos are being planned. Don’t see what you want? Send an e-mail to CFOAMinfo@trl.com and we’ll see what we can do to accomodate your request.
CFOAM® is a registered trademark of Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.
CFOAM® products may be covered under the following patents with more patents pending:
6,656,238 – 6,656,239 – 6,689,470 – 6,749,652 – 6,814,765 – 6,833,011 – 6,833,012 –
6,849,098 – 6,860,910 – 6,861,151 – 6,869,455 – 6,899,970 – 7,192,537 – 7,247,368