through-the-thickness braiding

through-the-thickness braiding

[¦thrüthə ¦thik·nəs ′brād·iŋ]
(engineering)
A technique for preparing composite materials in which fibers are intertwined continuously, producing three-dimensional seamless patterns that resist growth of cracks and delamination in the finished parts. Also known as three-dimensional braiding.
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Also developed by ARC is a Through-the-Thickness braiding method for producing a single-piece, fully integrated preform shape for structural composites.