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    Power-Tuff

    Post by directdrive8 on Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:32 am

    HI, All: I've read some posts re. "Power-Tuff" billets. However, I am unable to find it at the Gordon Composites web-site. I am about to construct a prod and would like to make it from the Power-Tuff material. Otherwise, I will be making a prod from wood and fiberglass laminations which will have to be strung and re-strung each time I use the crossbow or it will take a permanent set and/or lose strength. All that would really be a pain in the neck and is something I wish to avoid. With the power-tuff, I can leave the prod strung indefinitely without harm. Thanks
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    Re: Power-Tuff

    Post by mac on Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:47 am

    Direct,

    I found this....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JrJ
    This can't be accurate. That material is only available up to .075" thickness. If it is the same material Gordon provides to most than it is the gc-67 which is fiberglass fibre in carbon and resin. This material is known as power-tuff.
    Not to be contradictory but fastpassthrough is The Owner Of The Company and The Man That Has Designed All of the Newberry bows. He's personally active in all aspects of the company from design, to putting them together, to answering the phones, to shipping. If there is anyone that is more knowledgeable on his products I sure would like to know who it is.

    Give Richard or Rebecca a call at: (423) 949-5038 I'm Positive that if you ask to speak to Richard he will be more than happy to get on the phone with you and answer any questions that you may have!

    Dick

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    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:3dNorZRJk4AJ:www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php%3Ft%3D239801%26page%3D1+%22Power-Tuff%22+billets&cd=9&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a&source=www.google.com

    I hope it is useful.

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    Re: Power-Tuff

    Post by directdrive8 on Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:56 pm

    Hi, Mac: Don Forrester wrote back and told me the Power-Tuff is the old name. The new name is GC-67-UB.
    I've tried to attach the info. re. this product.

    GC-70-ULS: UNIDIRECTIONAL FIBERGLASS WITH A 50/50
    WOVEN INLAY
    GC-70-UL: UNIDIRECTIONAL FIBERGLASS LAMINATE
    GC-70-ULZ: HIGH STRENGTH GLASS FIBER LAMINATE
    GC-67-UB: UNIDIRECTIONAL FIBERGLASS BAR STOCK
    GC-70-UCL: UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON FIBER
    LAMINATE
    GC-60-UCB: UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON FIBER
    BAR STOCK
    GC-66-UW: UNIDIRECTIONAL FIBERGLASS WITH 90 DEGREE INLAY


    A continuous unidirectional “E” fiberglass /
    epoxy bar material that provides high
    strength and stiffness at all thickness ranges.
    GC-67-UB is manufactured with a proprietary
    pulforming process in which all glass fibers
    are pretensioned and aligned during the
    impregnation and curing process.


    • Structural Components
    • Infrastructure Reinforcement
    • Archery Bow Limbs
    • Sail Battens
    • Furniture Springs
    • Vehicular Components
    • Industrial and Vibratory Springs
    • Exercise Equipment Components


    Width: .400” to 8.75”
    Thickness: .130” to .550”
    Length: 6” to 264”


    Black, Gray


    The material is normally supplied with one
    surface prepared for bonding but can also be
    supplied with a bonding surface on both sides.
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    Re: Power-Tuff

    Post by Basilisk120 on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:40 pm

    That stuff looks interesting. I have looked at there website before. I wonder if it looses any strength if it cut? I suppose getting preformed limbs would be a little expensive for a small order.



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    Re: Power-Tuff

    Post by Ivo on Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:10 am

    I think we touched ends a bit in a few topics about power-tuff here and there...and Kiwijim actually went ahead and built a bow with it later...a sweet looking one too. Smile

    Basilisk120 wrote:That stuff looks interesting. I have looked at there website before. I
    wonder if it looses any strength if it cut? I suppose getting preformed
    limbs would be a little expensive for a small order.

    Shaping it shouldn't do anything out of the ordinary, if the proper adjustments are done on the belly and fibers on the back remain unharmed I don't see any reason for it to lose any punch/frature/etc. ... What gets to me though is the little reading I'm doing right now on vibratory tumblers and their use. In the video below, there is a moment when limbs are measured with a micrometer to a thousandths of an inch and then tossed into a tumbler filled with griding medium - for smoothing the rough fibers? Shocked Shocked Shocked scratch then why measure it so precisely if it's all going to be randomly ground to dust...I don't get it. silent





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