JEC World 2020 preview: Biteam
Biteam, a 3D weaving specialist, is featuring a new carbon fiber-based, small, cross-sectioned, profiled, tapered tube reinforcement for producing a stiff and lightweight composite structure.
Biteam (Stockholm, Sweden), a 3D weaving specialist, is featuring a new carbon fiber-based, small, cross-sectioned, profiled, tapered tube reinforcement for producing a stiff and lightweight composite structure. It is single-walled and measures about half a meter in length with cross-sections of about 3-by-3-mm at the front and 8-by-3-mm at the rear end. It can be customized to house a camera, sensor, probe, light source or similar equipment. Such a tube can be attached to a drone or robot to inspect aircraft, wind mill blades and buildings. Its other emerging uses are grippers for robots, antennas for space probes and cores for certain tapered sandwich structures. Its relatively small dimensions also enable it to reach inaccessible or difficult-to-reach areas. The reinforcement can be customized in different ways according to specific application needs.
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