Composites World reports on carbon fiber weaving technology at UMaine ASCC

Composites World reported that the U.K.-based company Optima 3D is delivering weaving technology to the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) for the processing of carbon fiber yarns. ASCC engineer James Stahl said that the “new Optima 3D weaving system will be a cornerstone of a new textile lab we are developing here. We chose the loom to take advantage of the design flexibility the shuttle-based weft/fill insertion will provide for fabrics that will be used in soft and hard composite structures and materials.”