Tool Shaft (Carbon Fiber Composite)
Carbon Fiber Composite tool shafts, alongside PEEK tool shafts, form the backbone of elite Polycraft World Tools. While not as durable as engineered PEEK-based or gripped tools, Carbon Fiber Composite tools mine the fastest and share the highest attack potential with engineered tools.
The current method to obtain these items in Polycraft is, in part, based on the Japanese method of manufacturing carbon fiber from Polyacrylonitrile fibers.
|Polymer Pellets||Vial (Epoxy-Carbon Fiber Resin)|
|Crafting Duration (sec)||10|
|Max Stack Size||64|
|Source 1||Vial (Phenolic-Carbon Fiber Resin)|
The following guide assumes that you are in possession of decent amounts of crude oil, sea/salt water, and Nitrogen and are at least a level 7 Polycrafter or at least have access to machines as complex as a Chemical Processor.
The main ingredients for a Carbon Fiber Composite tool shaft are the mold, the Epoxy-Carbon Fiber resin, and the items needed to operate an Injection Molder: a fuel and a bucket of water. The mold for the tool shaft can be milled with a variety of ingots depending on the desired mold durability. For brevity, only Aluminum is shown for its abundance at medium depths. The diagram for molding the shaft is shown in the section above.
The primary challenge for creating Carbon Fiber Composite tool shafts is synthesizing the Epoxy-Carbon Fiber resin, which consists of three key ingredients:
Carbon Fiber Weave
To obtain Carbon fibers, several raw or partially-distilled ingredients are needed: