Biaxial sleeve is braided, rather than woven, and features cosmetics much like that on our fabrics featuring the 2x2 twill weave pattern. They have been designed to be biaxial, meaning that they have properties that allow them to be strong and stiff in two directions. These sleeves are typically used to reinforce or strengthen other materials, and are often used in the construction of aircraft, auto, and other high-performance structures where lightweight and high strength are important. They can also be used to repair damaged or weakened parts, or to improve the performance of existing structures by adding additional strength and stiffness.
Sleeves can be slid over a prepared mandrel or cylinder to create straight or tapered tubing. Sleeves completely conform to the shape of products with changing geometries, like prosthetics and hockey sticks.
Overall, braided biaxial sleeves improve performance, minimize weight, and maximize strength properties for a variety of unique applications.
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Laying up sleeve is predictable, repeatable, and suitable for precise manufacture of composite parts. Braided sleeve is extremely resistant to cracks between layers, reducing the possibility of delaminating and increasing the strength of the product.
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.
Fibre Glast is committed to ensuring that every roll of braided sleeve we handle is First Quality and manufactured to the highest standards. That means you can expect the same properties and handling characteristics every time you order.
You can place your order on our website or, if you have any questions, call 1.800.838.8984 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST Mon-Fri.