Fibre-reinforced composite components are becoming more and more important in plant and mechanical engineering. The construction of large component parts is possible while weight and stability remain unchanged. One positive feature, which should be paid some more attention, is the little resonance frequency of fibre-reinforced composites as well as the reduced moment of inertia for example when braking. Furthermore, the use of fibre-reinforced composites is very economic compared to common materials like steel or aluminium. Savings of driving power are possible for example.
Application fields: fast moving parts, rotor blades etc.
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