UK's Largest Radial Braider under Construction at the AMRC

August 13 2018

The largest radial triaxial braider in the UK is currently being installed at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to support the development of complex lightweight preforms for automotive, aerospace, and other weight sensitive industries.

The equipment supplied by Herzog GMBH, widely recognized 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 equipment will be used to bolster the UK’s position as world leader for advanced composites.

The giant 6m diameter braiding system paves the way for the development of manufacturing complex architectures and features with dry fiber technology, offering the ability to tailor orientations to suit structural requirements as well as allowing both off axis and axial fibers to be laid simultaneously at the deposition rates required for high volume manufacture.

A wide range of materials can be used with the radial braider including carbon, thermoplastic, glass, aramid and co-mingled tows. The Braider is also capable of processing ceramic fiber such as alumina and silicon carbide which would otherwise be difficult to process on a conventional braiding machine.

It has widespread application for components used in aerospace and automotive, helping with the production of fuel pipes and wing spars and numerous car body structure parts. It will also be available to support Dowty Propeller’s multimillion pound Digital Propulsion project to develop future turboprop solutions.

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