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Rogers CU4000 and CU4000 LoPro Foil Features and specification

Rogers CU4000 and CU4000 LoPro Foil – If you are a Rogers customer, two new foil styles are out. The first is the Rogers CU400 loPro foil, a black and pink version of the company’s current model, the Rogers CU400. This newest version has a longer handle and includes a free 1-year warranty extension. The second new model is the Rogers CU4000 foil, a black and blue version of the Rogers CU3000. This newest version has an extra ounce of weight within the handle, making it more durable.

The new models are both similar to the CU400 in length and width. However, they do use two types of foil within the sizes in different weights. The blades consist of “hyper carbon technology.” The most exciting part of these new models is that they are only $40 and $30, respectively, after a $10 mail-in rebate.

The Rogers CU4000 has an MSRP of $45, and the Rogers CU400 has an MSRP of $35.

Features and specification

The handle has an index finger that enables the fencer to grip the foil more comfortably than regularly used Foil handles. The handle also has a weight balancing system to ensure the balance point is even throughout the blade. This is an excellent way for fencers to make sure that their swords are perfectly balanced for every shot and are not too top-heavy, making them easier to control. The handles also have knurling that helps ensure that there is a good amount of grip on the handle.

Enables HDI and build-up technology

We make the blades especially to use on the fence. They are hand-crafted by experts. The process requires machine direction carbon fibers that we layer into biaxial paraffin impregnated carbon cloth laid on 100% Unidirectional CELLULAR graphite tape. A special bonding agent is then used to hold the layers together. The result is a blade that performs equally well on both sides, allows for higher extension amounts, and makes touch shots more consistent than the average product.

Simplifies MLB registration

The new Rogers CU4000 and CU400 are both complete blades. They include a blade that consists of carbon fiber composite. It includes the same national wide 5-year warranty offered on other Rogers model foils. Of course, these new models are from Rayming PCB & Assembly in China for Rogers. So, you may have to wait for a few weeks to receive your order. Additionally, you can register the new blades with MLB, making it easier to cross over to other Fencing Association.

New H1 (High) model delivers more speed, power, and aggressiveness, while the H2 (Standard) model provides agility and finesse. The new CU4000 and CU400 have a retail price of $45 each. Both models are compatible with the Rogers Hyper Carbon Blades System. The blades are hand-crafted from machine direction carbon fibers laid on top of 100% Unidirectional CELLULAR graphite tape.

Reduces prepreg fill requirements

One of the primary advantages of using carbon fiber is its ability to be much lighter than aerospace alloys. This results in a more efficient and lighter weapon system, which translates into reduced prepreg fill requirements. Currently, there are no regulatory or compliance issues regarding foils with less than 2 grams of prepreg or foam.

Rogers, established in 1990, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality Fencing products. With the Rogers Hyper Carbon blades systems, fencers can now own quality carbon foils at prices within reach of almost any budget. The Rogers Hyper Carbon line has been designed from scratch to focus on safety and durability.

Superior adhesion to RO4400 series prepregs

The Hyper Carbon foil system provides superior adhesion to RO4400 series prepregs with no glue layers to contend with. This is a significant advantage as it reduces prepreg fill requirements, thus providing significant weight savings. As a result, Hyper Carbon foils are approximately 25% lighter than steel foils. This results in a faster weapon system which is also easier to handle.

Hassle-free replacement for custom-built foils

While Hyper Carbon is suitable for custom-built foil production, it can be a hassle-free replacement for the traditional stitched steel foil. Hyper Carbon performs exceptionally well in this role: it is more durable, has a longer service life than steel foil, and requires much less maintenance than the average handmade carbon blade.

 Enables foil lamination of RO4000 MLBs

As with any modern weapon system, Hyper Carbon foils are suitable for foil lamination of RO4000 MLBs. This allows for superior performance characteristics and weight savings and translates into a faster and more powerful foil.

Superior adhesion to RO4400 Series prepregs

The Hyper Carbon foil system provides superior adhesion to RO4400 series prepregs with no glue layers to contend with. This is a significant advantage as it reduces prepreg fill requirements, thus providing significant weight savings. As a result, Hyper Carbon foils are approximately 25% lighter than steel foils. This results in a faster weapon system which is also easier to handle.

IPC-4562 Grade 3, high-temperature elongation copper foil

High-performance, high-reliability foil with a maximum elongation of 5000% and a minimum compression set of 100%. Foil is essential for impact compressive loads, as well as leading-edge impacts.

Hyper Carbon foils can work with IPC-4562 high-temperature elongation copper foils. This allows for a wide range of performance characteristics and weight savings, translating into a faster and more powerful foil.

Properties

High-modulus professional-grade carbon fibers are helpful in the construction of Hyper Carbon foils. These fibers are good for their:

1. Nominal Thickness: 18 mils, which is consistent with the design requirements of single-ply blades

2. Area Weight: 2.9 g/㎡ (22.5 g/m²). The equivalent area weight of this material is approximately 1300-1500 gsm

3. Tensile Strength: 870 MPa. This is higher than the required value of 800 MPa.

4. Elongation: ~38%

5. Roughness (Rz): 9.3 μm, less than the required value of 12 μm.

Application

The Hyper Carbon blade is a single-ply blade with an adhesive bonding agent to hold the layers together. The result is a blade that performs equally well on both sides of the blade. In addition, because this layer already matches the elongation of the copper foil, prepreg quantities are much less than when using other carbon blades.

Product Life Cycle

The Rogers Hyper Carbon foil system is suitable for low maintenance and long life. Each blade can last over a full five-year period. At the end of this period, you can install a new blade.

The Hyper Carbon blade is suitable for easy modification. The foil can be sliced, sheared, or twisted at any point in the blade. This allows for custom modifications, such as increasing/decreasing the thickness of the blade to increase/decrease resistance.

The Rogers Hyper Carbon blades include a 5-year warranty and registration with MLB. This allows Fencing Associations and individuals to use these blades in complex weapon systems without going through a lengthy registration and testing processes with each weapon system manufacturer.

Rogers Hyper Carbon blades can focus on safety and durability. For example, the high-density foam core and core wrap of the blade help to absorb impact and reduce transmission of vibrations to the hand. The Hyper Carbon blade can also handle impacts at high velocities, resulting in greater impact resistance and durability.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Rogers Hyper Carbon blades do not require additional testing or registrations for IPC sanctioned fencing events. In addition, the ease of use and safety features built into these blades make them ideal for beginners in the sport and elite competitors.