Braiding

NCC Braider

The NCC has the only two ring braider in the UK.  Comprising 288 and 192 spools, our braider is more than twice as flexible as a single ring braider.  The two rings and a 10m long gantry enables us to braid complex circular, rectangular and convex sections, in the widest possible range from 50mm to 800mm equivalent diameter.  The NCC braider is also capable of a very high deposition rate - up to 50 kg/h.

Applications

The braider can create hollow straight parts such as tubes and tanks or complex cross sections with curved profiles such as ducts, cones and horns.

Benefits

  • Direct tow-to-preform deposition
  • Near net-shape preforming
  • High rate production
  • High quality and repeatability
  • Low material waste
  • Low capital investment
  • Post-braiding shaping is possible (stiffeners, bulkheads etc.)

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