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Plain weave reinforcements
Woven in an over/under pattern. The short space between interlaces gives this material a high level of stability, allowing it to maintain its weave angle and orientation. This is the tightest weave pattern. Due to it’s extreme stability, plain weave is less pliable and is best suited for flat sheets, tubes and 2D curves.
Twill weave reinforcements
Twill serves as a bridge between a plain weave and the satin weaves. With great pliability, this material can form to more complex contours while maintaining its fabric stability. The longer distance between tow interlaces of the fabric means fewer crimps and stress concentrations when compared to a plain weave. Twill is extremely versatile, and is often used in the automotive industry.
Unlike other common carbon fiber fabrics, unidirectional is not woven, which prevents the crimping weakness that can occur in other fabrics. The continuous fibers of this material provide an unmatched strength and stiffness. Unidirectional is a common choice for bicycle frames and other similar applications.
Other advanced composite materials
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