Contact information

Visitors address

Dr. Nolenslaan 109
6131 GM Sittard
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)46 4350447

Postal address

PO BOX 394
6130 AJ Sittard
The Netherlands

 

General

Chamber of commerce number 15497484

Bank account. NL72ABNA0244837643

ISO 9001 Certified

Benefits of Overbraiding

  • Cost effective method and low waste rates (5-10%).
  • Reproducible due to computer control and automated processes.
  • Time saving compared to building your own preforms manually.
  • 0º (UD) yarns can be integrated to form a tri-axial braid. Bias is effective for torsion, UD for bending. The ratio between Bias / UD can vary from 100/0 up to 10/90.
  • Preforms injected with the RTM process can have a fiber volume fraction of 55%. Braided structures have a good resin permeability.
  • Eccentric products are possible, even double curved preforms. Excellent energy absorption in crash structures.
Overbraiding
Overbraiding is the technique used to produce net shape cost-effective structural preforms.
Preforms
During overbraiding the braid is placed directly onto a core, which has the inner geometry of the desired preform.
Multiple Layers
By reciprocating the core through the braiding point a pre-selected number of layers can be braided, to obtain the desired wall thickness/aerial weight.
Lightweight cores
The lightweight core can remain in the product or a lost core technique can be used for production of a hollow product.
When a special braiding machine or extra equipment is needed, we can build it.
We can offer a turn key solution and transfer of know-how, so you can produce your own preforms, backed up with our experience.
Preform development (Eurocarbon) and preform production (Eurobraider) can be done entirely in house.