High Capacity 3D Weaving Creel for AMRC

January 20 2020

With a footprint of less than 40m², AMRC’s new 3D creel is one of the highest volume-per-square-meter weaving creels in the world. The technology features an intelligent control system to maintain low and consistent running tension of the fiber into the downstream weaving process and enable operators to adjust the tension of individual positions or zones according to fiber weight and position in the woven structure.

Cygnet Texkimp (Custom machinery manufacturer and fiber processing specialist) has supplied a 3000-position 3D weaving creel to the Composites Centre at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC, Sheffield, UK). The high-capacity creel will be used alongside AMRC’s 3D jacquard loom to produce woven structures from carbon, ceramic and other technical fibers for automotive and aerospace applications.

Chris McHugh, Dry Fiber Development Manager at the AMRC Composite Centre, said: “AMRC is taking dry fiber processing for composites to a new level in the UK. Significant investment in advanced technologies will help the manufacturing sector develop composite solutions for wide ranging applications in automotive, aerospace, space and beyond.”

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