JEC World 2019 preview: Bally Ribbon Mills

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM, Bally, Penn., U.S.) is highlighting its 3D weaving capabilities at JEC World 2019, Booth M73 in Hall 6.

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Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM, Bally, Penn., U.S.) is highlighting its 3D weaving capabilities at JEC World 2019, Booth M73 in Hall 6. BRM will highlight its film infusion capabilities for 3D woven joints; woven thermal protection systems (TPS); and advanced woven composite 3-D structures, including 3D near-net shapes.

In BRM’s film infusion process, a frozen sheet or film of resin is infused onto the custom 3D woven joint. Film-infused 3D woven joints ship as premade assemblies, ensuring consistent quality control from the company’s experts and saving customers the cost of infusing the resin themselves. BRM has fabricated such structures as “Pi – π,” double “T,” “H,” and other complex shapes. Offering the optimal blend of strength, durability, and structural integrity, these complex woven structures are used primarily in aerospace applications, often in airframe structural components and subassemblies including stiffeners and joints.

On display will be 3D woven fabrics and multifunctional thermal protection system (TPS) for NASA space vehicles. BRM has implemented innovative weaving technologies to develop complex webbing for aerospace products. The woven TPS to be showcased at the booth was selected as the critical component of the heat shield on the Orion Crew Capsule, which helps protect against the extreme temperatures of atmospheric re-entry during missions to the moon, asteroids or Mars.

Also on display will be lightweight, cost-effective, advanced woven 2D and 3D composite structures. Using a multi-dimensional continuous weaving method, BRM produces textiles that can be fabricated into near net-shape structures. These advanced weaving capabilities offer customers new solutions said to reduce weight and cost, weaving complex shapes automatically to eliminate labor-intensive processes.

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