Customized Biax/TriaxHybrids –conformability in biaxregions reducing lay-up time and part complexity
Introduction of axial fibers in select locations for added strength.
- Customised Width –optimize the width to your part configuration
- 3m+ wide fabric options
- Tailor angle – custom angles from +/-15°to +/-88°
- Vary Axial Content – control fabric strength where you need it
- Hybridize material type – save cost, selectively locate areas to meet
specific property requirements
The majority of the braided products produced by A&P are customized solutions created by A&P's application engineers working hand in hand with fabricators and end users. Customizing reinforcements for specific applications optimizes the performance and the manufacture of composite parts. A&P's engineers help make parts better with braid — braid designed specifically to meet our customers' requirements. Several examples of tailored solutions are shown below. In each instance, a custom braid was designed to solve unique application requirements.
- Material Hybrids
Hybridizing material types within a braided reinforcement is sometimes chosen as a means of saving costs, increasing specific performance criteria, and in some cases, simply for aesthetics. By selectively locating areas for specialized reinforcement, a one layer fabric can optimize specific property requirements.
Carbon axials were selectively located for layup of a stiffener. This unique combination of biaxial and triaxial carbon within a single layer of reinforcement optimizes the structural performance and reduces manufacturing and material costs.
2. Architecture Hybrids
To maximize ease of layup and optimize performance, a combination of biaxial and triaxial architecures in a single layer can be designed to have drape where needed and locate axial reinforcement where needed.
This flange is created with a braid that has a triaxial architecture and a biaxial architecture within a single layer. The triax region is stable and provides a consistent layup, while the biax region conforms to the changing radius of the flange
3. Angle Variations
With A&P's braiding machinery all individual tow bundles are controlled independently, so if constant thickness is required on a part with changing cross- sections, the fiber angles of the individual tows can be changed without interrupting the braiding process, or if constant angle is desired the same can be achieved. Or like in the case of the stator vane pictured below, varying angles along the length of the part can optimize local stiffness and thicknesses.
A&P's braiding machinery accommodates the exact placement of fibers on mandrels up to 100" in diameter, 15 feet in length with 5 axes of machine control, the option of adding circumferential winding and the ability to incorporate controlled ply drops. Overbraiding enables consistent, automated part-to-part layup.
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