The new revolutionary weaving system is capable of producing a comprehensive range of 3-dimensional net shapes, billets, para beams and multi-layer textiles from a full spectrum of raw materials, including but not limited to carbon, glass, ceramic, and organic fibres.
“Industries such as aerospace, automotive, military and medical will benefit from the new horizons Optima 3D can offer design engineers in the field of composite engineering technology,” the company said on its website.
Composites materials are traditionally produced in two dimensions by placing layers of material on top of one another over a mould and infusing them with the resin. This creates a 3D laminate and relies solely on resin to bond each layer together. This method is prone to inter-laminar shear stress which causes the layers of the composite to separate under stress loading, and is known as delamination. This is an inevitable consequence of traditional 2D weaving technology. The Optima 3D weaving system overcomes this problem by weaving a strengthening fibre in three dimensions, to a pattern determined by the component design. (RKS)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India