BM-5 is cost comparable to aluminium on a fully finished component basis, but with all the benefits of carbon fibre.
Simply buy the ready to use 5mm thick sheet (1.3m x 0.8m), cut or machine to shape using standard metalic cutting tools (NO CARBON DUST) and that’s it, you have your finished component/solution…..it’s that easy!
There’s no composite lay up or autoclave curing, so BM-5 is up to 50% lower in cost compared with conventional carbon composite laminates, and in many cases is the same cost as metallic components.
BM-5 is 50% lighter (weighs just over 7kg/㎡) than aluminium, but is stronger, more durable, corrosion free and has a CTE of only 2.85.
Just like metal, BM-5 can be screwed/tapped, fastened, bonded and painted.
It is perfect for use in the following applications, but can be used in ANY FLAT GEOMETRY APPLICATIONS:
Decks, Platforms, Casings/Enclosures, Cladding, Reinforcements, Partitions or actual components.
BM-5 is the first real carbon composite alternative to metal in terms of cost and ease of processing.