Pre-preg is the common term for fabric reinforcement pre-impregnated with a resin system. Typically, an epoxy already includes the proper curing agent allowing it to be ready to lay into a mold. Resin is applied to the carbon-fiber fabric by calibrated machinery, which guarantees the exact resin-to-reinforcement ratio. The manufacture of parts involves the application of a high-pressure vacuum via an autoclave.
Founded by a team with over 40 years of manufacturing experience, SpeedKore’s quality standards reflect our pride and passion. We use pre-preg carbon fiber with no fillers. All parts are cured in an autoclave to ensure production precision and consistency.
With attention to detail and superior craftsmanship, the quality of our work (designed and manufactured in the USA) has become industry leading. Simply said, we invest more in ingredients than any other carbon fiber parts manufacturer to craft our products. The finished product is premium OEM quality carbonfiber parts.
Prepreg is the common term for fabric reinforcement pre-impregnated with a resin system. Typically an epoxy, it already includes the proper curing agent which makes it ready to lay into a mold without additional resin.
Resin is applied to the carbon fiber fabric by calibrated machinery, so the exact resin-to-reinforcement ratio is guaranteed. The manufacture of prepreg parts involves the application of pressure –vacuum and elevated pressures with an autoclave — resulting in excellent fiber consolidation with the goal of further enhancement of the composite structural performance.
An autoclave is a key component in the production of composite parts. Rather than a wet lay-up and air-drying which can lead to shifting and warped parts, SpeedKore production uses an autoclave. Essentially a large pressure vessel, an autoclave applies heat and pressure. The material is tightly forced around the mold while being secured during the curing process. This is the key difference between a carbon part requiring additional pre-installation bodywork and one that is ready to go out of the box. If you want to show off your carbon, this is the only way to go.
The SpeedKore process, from design, materials, and manufacturing, leans heavily on the latest technology. For Menace, we scanned and completely digitized a fairly clean Lime Light ’70 340 ’Cuda acquired specifically for the project. Our CAD team uses SolidWorks to create digital models. The result: a precise, repeatable manufacturing process.
Steel is not inherently safer. Look to F1 racing where most of the chassis—the monocoque, suspension, wings, and engine cover—is built with carbon fiber. In 2014, Kimi Raikkonen hit a wall at 150 mph during the British Grand Prix. He experienced a roughly 47g impact when he went nose-first into the wall, yet limped away with no major injuries. This was due to the greater strength of carbon fiber but also because it’s easier to design carbon fiber to dissipate energy in a crash. Metals are heavier and have a higher burden of energy to dissipate. Granted, F1 cars are designed specifically to take advantage of carbon’s properties. While we cannot redesign the crash worthiness of carbon panels, we can lower the weight and energy to be dissipated.
We are your solution to advanced composite manufacturing. From a design sketch through CAD, patterning, carbon/epoxy molding, and part production phase, the SpeedKore team creates light, sleek and stunning advanced composites to customer specifications.
• Prepreg autoclave composite manufacturing • CAD design • Digital Scans • CNC molds • Reverse engineering • Mold making brackets • Surface molding • 3D model development • Finest materials and craftsmanship • Highest quality you can see and trust