Wow! Goodwinds customers sure do some amazing things with carbon and fiberglass! Check out www.TableHockey.com and these wonderful table hockey games – each made with Goodwinds fiberglass rods. These excellent mechanical hockey games are beautifully made by master craftsman Rick Benej, a good customer and a super nice guy. Don’t you want one of these fantastic hockey games in your game room?
Goodwinds is proud to have provided fiberglass rods to artist Brower Hatcher of Mid-Ocean Studio for an amazing installation art project at the Dallas Love Field airport! Described as “a whimsical torus of intertwined fiberglass rods,” Hatcher’s sculpture, entitled Sky, is 70 feet in diameter and is suspended over the airport’s concessions area. It features LED lighting and 3000 embedded flying objects, from birds and bees to biplanes and clouds. Take a look at this masterpiece!
This makes us want to take a little trip to Dallas! Nice work, Brower!
Goodwinds is very excited to be a part of the Economic Development Association of Skagit County’s Schmooze Cruise on April 19-20! What does this entail? If you are local or visiting, we will be giving tours of our facility and telling our story of business growth every half hour. The Schmooze Cruise is designed to introduce businesses looking to open new facilities in the next couple of years to Skagit County. In addition to Goodwinds, visitors will tour eleven other manufacturing sites to learn about the broad range of industries and amenities available here. The public is also encouraged to attend the tour.
As a part of this fantastic program, we were honored with an article in EDASC’s insert into the Skagit Valley Herald on April 7. You can read about it here: EDASC Article
Next week, Paul de Bakker, Goodwinds’ Composites Engineer and Sales Rep, will be making the rounds at the JEC Europe Composites Show. Goodwinds will have space at the Washington State Booth in the U.S. Pavilion and if you’ll be there, Paul would love to meet you. He’ll have carbon samples to hand out and plenty of time to chat about projects, prototypes, and replacing your steel, aluminum, or plastic rods and tubes with carbon or fiberglass.
The advanced composites and aerospace industries have grown immensely in recent years and we anticipate JEC to be incredibly busy – if you would like to meet up with Paul, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can set up a meeting.
Phew! The last few weeks and months have been intense, but we are pleased to direct your attention to the NEW www.goodwinds.com!
We have worked hard to make www.goodwinds.com easier to navigate, more secure, and, well, prettier. We’re still in the process of uploading photos and working out bugs, but we’re confident you will find everything you’re looking for and more. Take a look around! Create a user account by clicking on “log in” in the upper right-hand corner! Add items to your favorites list! Go crazy!
If you are a wholesaler who previously logged in to www.goodwinds.com to view special pricing, please create a new account with us. We will then update your user account to Wholesale and you will, once again, see discounted pricing and have sales-tax-free status.
We welcome any feedback or concerns you have with the new site – we want to make it the best experience possible for you. Please contact us at email@example.com today.
Did you know that carbon fiber rods are becoming more and more commonly used by luthiers to reinforce guitar and bass guitar necks? Luthiers are guitar makers, and they know that Goodwinds carbon rods provide excellent stiffness without a lot of added weight.
Meet Roscoe Guitars, a custom bass and guitar maker that uses Goodwinds carbon in the necks of their beautiful instruments. The brainchild of Kieth Roscoe, Roscoe Guitars is based in North Carolina and supplies guitars and basses throughout the world via instrument retailers. Check out their website at www.roscoeguitars.com today!
We love to hear what our customers do with our carbon and fiberglass rods and tubes. We have been supplying Newland Custom Batons with solid carbon and fiberglass rods for years and they have been machining it into perfectly balanced, beautiful conducting batons.
Aren’t these gorgeous? Newland Batons handcrafts every piece of their batons, from the beautiful wood handle to the tapered length of carbon or fiberglass. This fine craftsmanship is an excellent example of how beauty and precision can be enhanced by quality composites.
Please visit Newland Custom Batons at www.newlandbatons.com and check out their range of conducting batons for yourself. And look for more Goodwinds Customer Profiles coming soon!
Do you want to build with carbon tubes but find them to be too expensive? Would you like to replace the fiberglass tubes in your kite with carbon tubes? Do you have a project that requires many carbon tubes? Well, Goodwinds has a fantastic deal for you! We have several hundred carbon tubes on closeout – you will never see prices on pultruded carbon fiber tubes like this again! Call us a 206-632-6151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order. Minimum quantity for orders at these prices is 50 pieces.
|Item #||Description||Quantity||Price per piece|
|Pultruded Carbon Tube||022104||.180″ x 29.5″||6998||$0.79|
|Pultruded Carbon Tube||020001||.180 x 30″||1800||$0.79|
|Pultruded Carbon Tube||020003||.196″ x 30.5″||630||$0.79|
|Pultruded Carbon Tube||300076||.196″ x 31″||441||$0.79|
|Pultruded Carbon Tube||020900||.210″ x 31.5″||1937||$0.69|
|Pultruded Carbon Tube||300075||.210″ x 30″||241||$0.69|
So you want to use a modern composite in your structure. How do you choose between carbon and fiberglass?
There are many factors that come into play, but the big ones are price, weight, conduction, and signal interference.
Let’s start with price: fiberglass is much less expensive than carbon. For instance, one solid 1/4-inch diameter round carbon rod at 48″ long will cost you $12.49 at www.goodwinds.com. But a solid 1/4-inch diameter round fiberglass rod at 48″ long will cost a mere $1.69.
However, fiberglass is much heavier than carbon. That same 1/4-inch diameter carbon rod weighs 60.3 grams (2.13 oz) while the fiberglass rod weighs 78.5 grams (2.8 oz). That can be a significant difference when you’re building some that is meant to fly, or that the rest of the structure will have to support.
Carbon is mildly conductive, but fiberglass is not conductive at all. Furthermore, if you’re building an antenna, fiberglass is radiolucent, meaning that it allows radiation to pass through it freely. No signal interference from fiberglass (carbon will interfere with your signal) makes it an ideal composite for your antenna.
Would you like more information about carbon and fiberglass rods and tubes and the properties of each? Visit www.gwcomposites.com!
In a realization of every child’s dream, Yves “The Jetman” Rossy flew around Rio de Janeiro using a jet-propelled composite wing. The wing is made from a carbon-kevlar composite and is powered with four jet engines. Yikes! He cruised at speeds between 120 and 180 miles per hour and his flight looks exhilarating.