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UK’s largest radial braider at the AMRC

The largest radial triaxial braider in the UK is currently being installed at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC.

31st August 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Sheffield

Transport/​Aerospace

The equipment supplied by Germany’s Herzog – widely recognised as the global market and technology leader in braiding equipment – is part of a collection of state-of-the-art equipment purchased by the AMRC with funding from the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI).

The giant six-metre-diameter braiding system paves the way for the development of complex architectures and features with dry fibre technology, offering the ability to tailor orientations to suit structural requirements as well as allowing both off axis and axial fibres to be laid simultaneously at the deposition rates required for high volume manufacture.

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