3-D beam weaving

3-D weaving pioneer Biteam (Bromma, Sweden) displayed at JEC Europe 2014 the first produced sample — an I-beam demonstrator — made using a new weaving technology capable of directly manufacturing beam-like 3-D profiles in which fiber orientations in the web and flange are, respectively, +Ɵ°/-Ɵ° and 0°/90°. Developed for the motorsports, automobile and building/construction markets, among others, the beam’s web and flange fibers intersect in the z-direction (through the thickness), making the preform delamination-resistant and, thus, more capable of bearing shear and tensile loads and imparting structural stability during premold handling and impregnation steps.

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3-D weaving pioneer Biteam (Bromma, Sweden) displayed at JEC Europe 2014 the first produced sample — an I-beam demonstrator — made using a new weaving technology capable of directly manufacturing beam-like 3-D profiles in which fiber orientations in the web and flange are, respectively, +Ɵ°/-Ɵ° and 0°/90°. Developed for the motorsports, automobile and building/construction markets, among others, the beam’s web and flange fibers intersect in the z-direction (through the thickness), making the preform delamination-resistant and, thus, more capable of bearing shear and tensile loads and imparting structural stability during premold handling and impregnation steps. The technology’s inventor, Dr. Nandan Khokar, contended that the development has been particularly directed at weaving fully integrated objects, in one step, to quicken manufacture of reliable and consistent composite materials.