How Are Tennis Rackets Made?
The Mold Modern rackets, which have revolutionized tennis, are made of synthetic materials that are injected into a mold. Molds are customized to different sizes and shapes. Companies often use computers to model how small changes in the frame, composition and materials can change the playability of the racket before settling on the final design. Materials Modern rackets are made of carbon fiber (called graphite by the industry). The carbon fiber is often mixed with other materials to change the stiffness, such as boron, fiberglass or Kevlar. The materials are layered together, then injected with an epoxy that coats the fibers and forms them into a sheet. After creating the sheets, the manufacturer will roll the material around a plastic tube that is then pressurized with air. If called for, some areas can be reinforced with other materials. After this, the tube is placed into the mold to create the frame, which is heat-molded and air-pressurized to harden the epoxy. Sometimes companie