Composites

Testing of reinforcement fibres and fabrics
DRAPETEST

DRAPETEST

Composites are materials which consist of fibres or fabrics embedded in a matrix, e.g. a polymer. Among the different types of composites, those based on carbon fibres or rovings are of growing importance because of their excellent strength and stiffness to weight ratio. Well known fields of application are structural components and parts of the body of aircrafts or motor cars. Such applications require high tenacity and also a flawless texture of the fabric structure which all can be assured with Textechno instruments.

Parameters

Recommended Testing Instruments
Tensile properties FAVIGRAPH, FAVIMAT+, STATIMAT 4U
Diameter, cross section FAVIMAT+, DIAMSCOPE
Draping/forming properties DRAPETEST
Structural distortion DRAPETEST
Fibre/matrix adhesion FIMATEST
FAVIMAT+ Test section

FAVIMAT+ Test section

DRAPETEST

DRAPETEST

FIMATEST/FIMABOND

Application Overview