Common Fibers specializes in small product composite manufacturing. From single carbon fiber wrapped parts to one hundred vacuum assisted resin transfer molded (VARTM) parts we are here to help your design become a reality.
CAD MODELING AND DESIGN
Common Fibers offers design services from CAD modeling an existing product to the design of a new one. We are capable at turning your thought into a model and that model into a working prototype.
Common Fibers can splash mold a part from your existing piece, or we can model your part, shape a plug, and fabricate a new mold. Complexity of the part, budget and timeline will help in determining which process we use.
We at Common Fibers love our lasers! Our large 4′ x 3′ laser is capable of cutting Formica, MDF, Acrylic, and a multitude of other materials up to 1/2″ thick.
With an existing mold or a newly fabricated one, Common Fibers can fabricate parts using the Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM) process. VARTM is composite layup technique in which a vacuum is used to apply pressure upon a laminate while pulling resin through the laminate.
Replicating an existing part can be difficult, but with the right tools it is a breeze! CF can 3D scan you existing part and recreate it in carbon fiber in less than 4 weeks.
With a small pneumatic clicker die we can precisely cut fabric and other thin materials. We are partnered with a local Washington company to design and manufacture custom dies.
Common Fibers’ foundation is built on Lasers. With high precision, we can laser engrave any product in small runs. A laser engraving is a much more subtle option for branding than a screen printing as it will only stand out when the light hits it in just the right way.
With a small pneumatic clicker die we can precisely cut fabric and other thin materials. The press is also utilized for assembling products when additional force is needed.
With two JUKI industrial sewing machines Common Fibers can prototype and design custom soft goods. Our founders have experience in backpack, purse, wallet, and apparel design.