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Bally Ribbon Mills Displays 3D Woven Composites at CAMX 2018

Bally Ribbon Mills Displays 3D Woven Composites at CAMX 2018

  • Tuesday, 28th August 2018
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Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) will showcase its specialised woven fabrics at CAMX 2018 in Dallas, Texas, US, on 15-18 October.

In BRM’s booth (S49), the company will discuss its 3D woven joints, thermal protection systems (TPS) and other 3D structures.

BRM uses 3D continuous weaving to creating new joint structures and improve existing joints. Delivering an optimised blend of strength, durability and structural integrity, BRM’s 3D woven joints are available in ‘Pi – π,’ double ‘T,’ ‘H’ and other complex net shapes. 3D woven joints are designed to lower weight and cost without sacrificing integrity and performance. Because of the nature of the 3D weave, strength and support is translated in all three dimensions, thus enabling the join to reinforce the strength along the load paths of the sub-structures being joined together. These 3D woven shapes for joining can be tailored to suit the architecture of the structure itself, as well as the sub-components being joined.

BRM’s 3D woven composites are successfully employed in aviation heat shield applications such as thermal protection systems. These systems are mission-critical components, particularly in space exploration vehicles, and 3D woven composites reduce weight and cost while maintaining excellent performance in TPS systems. The ability to vary yarn types, density, thickness and width, as well as resin type, allows BRM to create customisable TPS to fit each specific mission or application’s needs.

3D woven components also function well as engine parts in aircraft. Replacing traditional titanium engine components with 3D woven carbon fibre composites serves to reduce weight and therefore lifetime cost, while also meeting the rigorous demands of manufacturing and use.

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