Delivered to meet the technical and business needs of commercial aerospace
We bring together detailed process controls and manufacturing capabilities from automated composite layup thorough inspection to produce tailored PAEK laminates and inserts to meet your requirements.
We combine advanced process control techniques and state-of-the-art automation to achieve unrivaled production speeds – without sacrificing quality.
Our rapid manufacturing techniques allow for cost-effective part solutions from single toolsets – able to cope with even the highest volumes.
We ensure the highest quality parts by maintaining traceability – from raw material inputs to finished goods – controlling our processes throughout.
Composites materials can derive up to 60% of their mechanical properties from fibers by volume but unlike metal, fibers do not contribute uniformly to the strength of the composite in all directions. For metals, it doesn’t matter which direction you push or pull from, they will react in the same way. We refer to this uniformity across all axes, as isotropy. In composites, the behavior of a laminate is dominated by the fibers. This different behavior in different directions makes fiber-reinforced composites anisotropic.
One of the first considerations in designing a tailored composite laminate is to understand the application demands, more specifically the direction of the applied loads in all load cases. If the application only needs to handle a tensile load in a single direction, you would align the fibers in that direction and in a quantity needed to meet the load requirements.
The next consideration is the stability of the composite structure. Rather than align the fibers or tape 100% in one direction, it’s important to offset it with fibers that run across the load direction. These crossing fibers allow the aligned fibers to work more efficiently by helping to distribute load across the ply width and through the thickness of the laminate. These connections add strength to the overall laminate. From there you can build up the layers to meet the stress requirements of the application.
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TxV delivers high-quality PAEK laminate panels and inserts with full traceability to raw materials