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8th October 2018, Bally, PA

BRM’s 3D woven composites at CAMX

BRM uses 3D continuous weaving for creating new joint structures. © Bally Ribbon MillsBally Ribbon Mills (BRM), an industry leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly specialised engineered woven fabrics, will showcase its high-quality, high-performance products at CAMX 2018, taking place in Dallas, TX, next week. BRM experts will be on hand to discuss the company’s 3D woven joints, thermal protection systems (TPS) and other 3D structures.

BRM uses 3D continuous weaving for creating new joint structures and improving existing joints. Delivering the optimal 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 from BRM 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,” the company explains.

3D woven composites by BRM are particularly successful 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 fully customisable TPS to fit each specific mission or application’s needs,” the company continues.

“Along with TPS systems, 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, all while meeting the rigorous demands of manufacturing and use.”

With more than 95 years of textile manufacturing experience, BRM has earned a reputation for meeting new advanced design challenges. Working in aerospace, defence, medical, safety, automotive, commercial and industrial applications, the company offers technical know-how, extensive weaving capabilities, and rigorous quality assurance systems.

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