Especially the defence industry offers a vast field of applications for fibre-reinforced composites. Typical applications with high demands on lightweight and stability are for example combat helicopters, tactical aircrafts, frigates, submarines etc. Other important fields of application are military signalling and electronics, e.g. radomes, radar aerials, satellite dishes etc.
There are developments even for ballistic applications, for example bulletproof laminates for portable armoured protection or for underbody protection of military vehicles.
Material: carbon fabric, glass fabric, tubular fabric, UD layers, hybrid fabric
Advantage: no cutting, firm selvedge, seamless sleeves
Process: hand lay-up, vacuum infusion, compression method, pultrusion, winding