Braiding entails three yarns or more that are intertwined mechanically: no yarns are twisted around one another. The continuous nature of the braids enables the load to be equally shared throughout the structure. The fibers are folded into a helix that resembles a spring wire.
Braided technology is capable of creating optimal designs of braided composites. The technologies can be applied to varying methods used in molding for different configurations. Properties of the braided composite are customized through choosing design parameters.
Braids can be popularly and easily manufactured and used as a fabric to enable free standing with the right and stable positioning or angle for a certain diameter.
There are various ways to use braiding technology in the manufacturing sector. Some of the primary applications include:
- Use in commercial aircraft to make a containment for the fan blade
- Used in structures that are characterized by the absorption of energy in racing cars for formula one
- For making lightweight structures and frames like trusses
- Applied in the manufacture of braiding composites
- Used with items with varying geometries, such as hockey sticks and prosthetics
- Reinforcement of torque transfer and drive shaft components
What are the benefits of braided technology?
Braided automation technology is a convenient way to reduce the costs of production. The equal distribution of the load in a structure that is braided boosts the resistance of impact.
The braid avoids cracking by allowing layers to move together. Woven braiding offers adequate reinforcement for sections subjected to torsional loads. Braiding facilitates repetitive and easy expansion to mold cores and tools to allow different designs and shapes.
Braids have high expandability, flexibility, resistance to abrasion, and flame resistance features. The technique has been significantly enhanced and adjusted to improve the technology used in automation. Efforts have been greatly diverted towards the improvement of the systems used in production through automation.