The weaving activity of the Advanced Composites Division of M Wright & Sons Ltd manufactures products which occupy distinct categories.
- 3D Preform
- 2 & 2½D Tapes
To appreciate our manufacturing capability it is necessary to understand the definitions of the structures we offer.
- 2D reinforcement tapes have 2-dimensional fibre architecture, the reinforcement fibres lie in the X and Y directions only and the fabric shape remains 2 dimensional.
- 2½D fabrics are similarly woven flat and have 2-dimensional fibre architecture. The fabric is then opened out into a constant section shape such as a T, I or Pi.
- 3D preforms have 3 dimensional fibre architecture with reinforcing fibres in the X, Y and Z directions. The final shape may be a flat tape, a constant section shape or a true near nett shaped 3 dimensional preform.
- Monoblock is a monolithic block with reinforcing fibres in the X, Y and Z directions. When infused with resin the composite block can be machined to produce composite small parts with complex shapes.
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2 & 21/2D Tapes