Now you can create tubes longer than 60"! Our new inner ferrule tubes are designed to splice our most popular small and medium tubes together to give you any length you desire. Each ferrule has been sanded to provide a .005-.006" bond gap which is ideal for many structural adhesives. For instance our .490" OD ferrule is sized to fit inside our .500" ID stock tube. Our ferrules save you the cost of buying a full length tube to connect two larger tubes. In the image below you will notice our ferrules look different from our other tubes. On the very last ply in the tube layup we add a prepreg fiberglass veil which offers a few benefits. One reason we added the fiberglass veil is to provide some shock absorption to the joint. Fiberglass isn't quite as stiff as carbon so it does this job very well. Another benefit in some applications is the ability for fiberglass to insulate a joint when bonding carbon to metal. If you cannot insulate the joint galvanic corrosion may become an issue. For a "how-to" guide on bonding tubes please see our cut and bond page.
*Ferrule pricing includes First Class Mail Shipping*