What would an aerospace show
be without carbon fiber?
It’s no secret that carbon fiber can make a wonderfully light material that can make for super-strong structures. Examples here are from Highland Composites in North Carolina. The tube is made with triaxial overbraiding. Carbon fiber strands are first woven into braided strands. Then the braids are themselves get run through a braider. Braiding machinery tailor fiber angles and densities for specific load conditions by, for example, increasing or decreasing the fiber angle. Different fiber sizes and types may be combined to get a wide variety of braided fabrics. A further example is the manikin. Highland personnel ran her through the braider to give her what amounts to a chainmail carbon fiber suit.
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