Cross Ply & Fabric Lamination
Material availability has historically been limited to unidirectional tape or 0/90 fabric of a particular weave pattern. This has changed in recent years as suppliers have been providing cross ply materials with commonly used orientations such as +/-45 degrees. In those instances where the required fiber orientation is not available, Accudyne has developed equipment for creating rolls or panels of material with the desired fiber orientation for binder infused fabrics, thermoset prepregs and thermoplastic prepregs. Producing these intermediary products using an automated approach can eliminate the need for costly, time consuming manual preparation as well as provide a more consistent product. Further, the availability of rolls of material having the proper ply orientation can lead to the use of laminators capable of producing parts at a higher rate and lower cost than traditional AFP or ATL machines.