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Creating a carbon fiber structure with tongue and groove joints?


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I am looking for a way to create a lightweight, load bearing structure using flat panels that have been cut with a CNC.  Then, join these panels together in a more tongue and groove / wood joinery type method.  Is this possible?  I assume it will not be as rigid as a structure built out of a mold, but how much will I be losing?   

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It's worth noting that you should also use some sort of epoxy or other adhesive as a fillet bond along the corner joints to keep the structure together.

If you really want to go all-out you could bond angle clips between the adjacent faces for the strongest structure of that construct.  That's how a lot of satellite structures are built.

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