Manufacturing processes for braided composite materials

G.W. Melenka, A.J. Hunt, J.H. van Ravenhorst, R. Akkerman, C.M. Pastore, F.K. Ko, M. Munro, J.P. Carey

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Braiding is not being used as a manufacturing process as much as would be expected based on its well-known advantages. Fabricating consistent, high-quality braided composite materials has been challenging. The range of available processes and selecting the right one for the right component has perplexed researchers and engineers. Herein, production processes and methods, as well as alternatives, for the production of two-dimensional and three-dimensional braided composites are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Advances in Braided Composite Materials
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Production, Testing and Applications
Number of pages107
ISBN (Electronic)9780081003770
ISBN (Print)9780081003695
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2016


  • Automation
  • Braiders
  • Filament winding
  • Kinematics
  • Manufacturing
  • Optimization software
  • Process selection
  • Production variables


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