Using 3D Weaving for Additive Manufacturing of Ceramic Preforms
Textile manufacturing essentially is an additive manufacturing process with
near net-shape performance. Modern textile machines combined with computational
tools allow for a well-aimed design of complicated 3D structures.
Ceramic fibres can be manufactured at these machines if process parameters
are carefully adapted. Thereby ceramic fibre preforms are produced
in one step at high throughput. They are used for the manufacture of high-performance
ceramic composites. The potential of this technique is
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