Making The Uniaxial Noobing Process Industrially Relevant
2013 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
The potential of a non-woven 3D fabric-forming process, called uniaxial noobing, remains unexploited because it is mistaken for the 3D-weaving process as it imitates the weaving process in some ways. Its principle is technically different from that of weaving because the involved sets of yarns are not interlaced. The composite materials industry is beginning to be attracted to the 3D fabrics produced by the uniaxial noobing process because it fulfils three important conditions to advantageously enlarge the market. The foremost being it incorporates linear or crimp-less fibres/yarns oriented in the length, width and thickness directions of the 3D fabric to improve composite materials’ delamination resistance and mechanical performance. Next, it makes available individual 3D fabrics in required customised dimensions and object-like shapes for ease of handling and direct use, besides lowering production time and costs. Finally, such customised 3D fabrics are able to be developed quickly for prototyping and then manufactured in relatively very-small batch production cycles. This paper presents the necessary technical and practical aspects of this unique process to make it industrially relevant.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Composite Materials, Non-crimp 3D Fabrics, Pre-forms, Uniaxial Noobing Process, Textile Technology, Fabric-forming, Textiles for Composites
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7168Local ID: 2320/13350OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-7168DiVA: diva2:887876
5th World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications, December 16, 2013