Murata Machinery Ltd and Institut fur Textiltechnik to Produce Complex Curved Pipe Structures with Multi-Filament Winding Process

June 29 2020

The cost-effective and productive manufacture of fiber-reinforced pipe components (pipeline) represents a major challenge for many applications. The multi-filament winding process enables the processing of a large number of fiber rovings simultaneously, which significantly increases productivity in the manufacture of rotationally symmetric components.

In close cooperation with Murata Machinery Ltd. from Japan, the multi-filament winding machine located at the Institut fur Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University, short ITA, has been further developed. By extending the machine axes to a total of three translational and three rotational degrees of freedom, it is now possible to produce even complex curved pipe structures using the multi-filament winding process.

In addition to pipe systems and pipelines for hydrogen logistics, the process offers further versatile areas of application.

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