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About Multi Axial Fabrics

Multi-Axial Fabrics consists of a numerous amount of layers stitched together.

Each single layer may be of a different, individual construction, whereas it can be a woven fabric, a unidirectional fabric or any other version. The choice of materials may be different. E.g. it could be a combination of Glass & Basalt

, or Carbon & Kevlar & Glass.

In Multi-Axial Fabrics, often the manufacturer takes advantage of positioning the layers of fabric to where the main fiber direction points into a different angle to the previous or the following layer.

This allows for optimal utilization of the fiber properties, in most cases the strength requirements.

Following graph illustrates one example of a Muli-Axial Fabric:

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A four layer Multi-Axial Fabric would be called a Quadraxial fabric. it Can have the main fiber direction of the layers point in 3 or four different directions (degrees).

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The following graph illustrates the necessary stitching-assembly process.

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