From small diameter to large. From raw tubes to finished tubes.
 
 

Dream has shipped tubes and other advanced composite parts for opto-mechanical systems to customers all over the world. The photo of six tubes above was taken in late July of 2010. These tubes are going to customers in; Russia, China, Australia, Canada and Oregon (USA).

Dream specializes in the use of Carbon Fiber skinned, thick-walled Sandwich Core technology (CFSC). Dream's specific CFSC matrix offers our clients the highest stiffness to weight ratio, helping to maintain collimation and focus.

All of Dream's advanced composite parts are designed & fabricated in-house using high temperature epoxy, vacuum bagging and cooked in one of our ovens. They are fabricated in the same manner as we use in our own finished telescope line. Dream has 7+ years of empirical data. If you want the ultimate in mechanical and thermal performance, Dream's expertise and consistency in fabricating CFSC parts for opto-mechanical applications has no rivals.

Tubes sizes (outer diameters) shown in photos to the left are; 4", 14.6", 16", 18" and multiple 20" hybrid profile (two flat sides).
"The tube and filter plates, etc, all look great. Inspecting it up close was a pleasure. Beautiful job!! Usually these things look better in pictures than in reality, but not so here."
David Fitz-Henry: Australia - August 19th, 2010

Carbon Fiber skinned Sandwich Core TUBES

- vacuum bagged and gauranteed to have less than 40% resin (60%+ fiber) by weight -

tube size Outer Diameter

length

price

delivery

weight-lbs

8"

48"

$950

6-12 weeks

4.25

10"

48"

$1250

6-12 weeks

5.5

12"

48"

$1400

6-12 weeks

6.5

13.5"

48"

$1650

6-12 weeks

9

13.5"

58"

$1750

6-12 weeks

11.25

16.0"

48"

$1975

6-12 weeks

13

20"

58"

$2650

6-12 weeks

TBD

hybrid 20"

58"

$3250

6-12 weeks

23

24" and larger

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- all weights are based on previous tubes made or best approximations -

Contact Dream for custom lengths, sizes and shapes not listed.

Delivery is dependant on Dream's current workload. Contact Dream to discuss.


Click here to read comments from a 12" OD carbon fiber tube customer. Their image of M104 was published in the September 2007 issue of Sky & Telescope magazine, p. 92.


Click here to read a note received from an international client who received their 16" OD carbon fiber tube 12/12/06.


Click here to see photos and comments by a 12" OD tube customer.


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