Braiding Methods & Technology

Braiding in its simplest form is the interlacing of continuous fibres to produce a tubular fibre preform. The pattern obtained is decided by the path followed by the raw material carriers as the traverse the braiding machine. The number of carriers and the number of paths or tracks available to the carriers can be varied to obtain the optimum braid pattern for your application.

The long history of braiding has proven the technique as a means getting the best out of a range of fibres. For use with composites braiding offers the opportunity to harness an established high volume production method to produce preforms with enhanced performance under torsion loading and energy absorption applications.

The highly automated braiding process provides economies of scale and repeatable production at the leading edge of composites. The economies of scale possible in production can be seen in product runs as short as 50 metres.

Post-processing of the braided preforms can be completed by the client or in-house. Burgmann Packings provides a range of options, from basic resin transfer moulding to press moulding. In-house we have a range of pneumatic and hydraulic presses offering up to 200 tonnes of pressure and 3 sqm press area.

Burgmann Packings Braided Composites can offer you the ideal partner to develop or produce braided fibre preforms and finished composite parts. From our current capacity we can provide:
  • Braided sleeves
  • Concentric and Square braids
  • Biaxial or Triaxial braids
  • Hollow or over-braided patterns
  • Dry Fibres or Commingled Yarns
For more information on our production capacity and product offerings, please don hesitate to contact our Sales or Engineering team today...