Ulster spin-out Axis Composites unveils 3D weaving capability.

Axis Composites, a computer-based design spin-out of the University of Ulster, has demonstrated a 3D weaving loom which can manufacture prototype 3D fabrics and high-tech textiles.

The 3D loom can weave a fabric to specification, taking into account width, thickness, pattern, shape, and strength. This variety could have appeal to manufacturers which encounter strength and weight challenges, such as aerospace, automotive, energy, and maritime, and are looking for a way to design and trial new materials.

Alistair McIlhagger, senior lecturer…

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