Biaxial sleeve is braided, rather than woven, and features cosmetics much like that of a 2x2 twill weave pattern. It can be slid over a prepared mandrel or cylinder to create straight or tapered tubing, and will completely conform to the shape of products with changing geometries, like prosthetics and hockey sticks. In doing so, braided sleeve improves overall performance, minimizes weight, and maximizes strength properties for a variety of unique applications.
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Sleeve can be increased from its base diameter up to 30% and decreased up to 70%. This means that our 2" sleeve can be used in a single application ranging from 0.6" to 2.6" in diameter.
When inflated, braided reinforcement works much like a shark's body, orienting itself to the direction of force. This actually strengthens its outer skin, enabling it to withstand pressure and carry load, and to tolerate damage and fatigue. If a puncture does occur, the sleeve provides a slow, controlled failure, rather than a more damaging and potentially dangerous blowup.
Laying up sleeves is predictable, repeatable, and suitable for precise manufacture of composite parts. Braided sleeves are extremely resistant to cracks between layers, reducing the possibility of delaminating and increasing the strength of the product.
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