CAMX 2018 preview: Bally Ribbon Mills
Appears in Print as: 'Preforms, 3-D woven joints and thermal protection systems'
Bally Ribbon Mills (Bally, PA, US) is featuring its line of specialty fabrics and preforms, including 3-D woven joints, thermal protection systems (TPS) and other 3-D structures.
Bally Ribbon Mills (Bally, PA, US) is featuring its line of specialty fabrics and preforms, including 3D woven joints, thermal protection systems (TPS) and other 3D structures. Bally Ribbon Mills uses 3D continuous weaving to create new joint structures and improve existing joints. 3D woven joints are available in “Pi,” double “T,” “H,” and other complex net shapes. Bally Ribbon Mills says that because of the nature of the 3D weave, strength and support is translated in all three dimensions, thus enabling the join to reinforce the strength along the load paths of the substructures being joined together. These 3D woven shapes for joining can be tailored to suit the architecture of the structure itself, as well as the sub-components being joined. Bally Ribbon Mills’ ability to vary yarn types, density, thickness and width, as well as resin type, allows the company to create fully customizable TPS to fit specific mission or application needs. Notable applications include heatshields and aircraft engine parts.
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