08 December 2015
08 December 2015
NTPT will demonstrate how Thin Ply Prepreg Technology can help bicycle designers develop lighter, stronger and faster frames at Cyclitech 2015 in Brussels on 8-9 December 2015.
NTPT explains that it has developed a proprietary technique for the manufacture of high-performance composite tubes, using its own Thin Ply (15-100 g/m2) carbon fibre unidirectional (UD) prepreg tapes.
According to NTPT, Thin Ply composite laminates have been proven to exhibit improved mechanical properties and fatigue performance over laminates produced using conventional prepregs. As a result, it says they are perfect for high performance sporting applications such as bicycle frames.
Using its automated tape laying (ATL) equipment, NTPT says it can work with bicycle manufacturers to develop custom thin ply prepreg preforms in which the fibre orientation of each ply can be selected to offer the optimum performance in the final structure. NTPT also offers its ATL machines for sale so that companies can create their own preforms, cost-effectively, in-house.
Photo provided by NTPT
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