An Abundance of Advantage
Braided composites are stronger, tougher, and more damage tolerant compared to the same structures produced from composites or metals using more conventional methods.
Braiding enables repeatable, uniform fiber orientations – even for shapes with complex geometries – which is highly beneficial for quality and consistency.
The level of automation in braiding technology enables process improvements – sometimes dramatic – that improve through-put speeds and reduce cost. Such improvements add to an abundance of comparative advantage for braiding as a composites manufacturing method.