Project

Multirapier technology for woven 3D fabrics

Acronym
Meergrijper
Duration
01 October 2009 → 31 January 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Product development
  • Engineering and technology
    • Manufacturing engineering
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
weaving 3-D fabrics multirapier
 
Project description

This research aims at converting existing multirapier technology, as applied in face-to-face weaving, to 3-D technical textiles market. Decorative and technical fabric production techniques are however very different and conversion from one to the other requires technical modifications. Aramids, glass or carbon are often used in technical textiles and their correct use is a further technological challenge.