Carbon fibers are the future high-performance material for Aerospace applications. It is used in applications where components need to be mechanically robust but still lightweight – for example in the aerospace industry. Carbon fibre is used in such products because lightweight strength is essential to achieve high performance and increased efficiency.
Carbon fibre reinforcement materials made by the Sigmatex Co. are offered with various fibre types. However, aerospace products are limited to individual types of fibre made by the manufacturers Tenax and Toray.
Airbus, Boeing and other manufacturers are already using various reinforcement materials approved by them.
3 D Fabrics weaving techniques can be used to produce near net-shape preforms.
Spread Tow Fabrics range of spread tow fabrics are very thin, ultra lightweight, have near zero crimp and fewer interlacing points.
Innegra Fabrics is a high modulus polypropylene fibre which can be used independently or in conjunction with other fibres to provide weight reduction, excellent levels of impact resistance and damage tolerance.
Recycled Fabrics fabrics contain reclaimed carbon fibre, resulting in products that are sustainable and cost effective.
Undirectional Fabrics fabrics have carbon fibres just in one direction.
Multiaxial Fabrics very flat, non-crimp fabrics from 100gsm with 2 layers and up to 1600gsm with a maximum of 9 layers, can be produced in widths up to 2540mm (100 inches).
2D Woven Fabrics fabrics are used in traditional fabric construction such as plain weave, twill and satin patterns and also more complex designs for aesthetic and performance applications.