Braiding technology is a well-established technology wherein the fabric is constructed by the intertwining of two or more yarn systems to form an integral structure.
Braided structures, used as composite preforms, have a number of advantages over other competing processes.
Resin is applied to the braided part to create the composite material. These composites are used in highly engineered and highly technical applications in order to achieve complex mechanical properties.
In order to react to stresses and strains in ways that are not possible with traditional composite materials composed of single direction tows, or woven composites, or stacked laminate materials, Braiding and High-Pressure Resin Transfer Moulding processes preferred. Our Resin Transfer Moulding with High Pressure provides well resin infusion and no air-gap in interlaminates by providing up to 100 bar pressure. Since these processes are automated by computer, while delamination risks are minimizing; reliability is increased.
In addition to being a revolutionary solution, braiding and high pressure Resin Transfer Moulding provide enormous performance to the braided composite parts with proper ply orientations. Some of benefits of this method are:
- They have better resistance against delamination, which is the separation of layers due to out-of-plane forces.
- Preforms could be placed directly in the mold without any additional labor work
- They have high formability, which means they can easily take the shape of the mold in case of complex composite designs
- They have a highly porous structure, which decreases resin infusion time
- They achieve long fatigue life and superior mechanical properties.