AG Optical Systems - Carbon Fiber Tubes and
AG Optical Systems (AGO) manufactures all of
the large diameter carbon fiber tubes use in our astrograph and
telescope optical systems using carefully developed manufacturing
and quality control processes. Only the finest grades of
composite and core materials are used in our tubes to ensure product
that reliably and consistently performs to a high standard.
AG Optical Systems can also manufacture
custom carbon fiber parts to meet your specific requirements.
Contact us to learn more.
Materials and Process
- High quality carbon fiber
fabrics in a variety of weaves and weights
- Prepreg resin system with high
- Nomex honeycomb and foam core materials in a variety
- Careful hand lay-up of carbon fiber plys
- Multi-step vacuuming bagging process to ensure
excellent compaction and consistent resing-to-fabric
Low quantity orders
Multiple finishing options (high quality
automotive urethane finishes applied by profession paint shop
Internal blackening with paint or
flocking material available (tubes)
Tube rings and other mounting options
Computer Controlled Curing Oven
Ruggedized version of 12.5" Imaging Dall
Kirkham optical system.
Large carbon fiber tube with Nomex honeycomb core being prepped for