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Eclipse Composites adds Braiding Capability to its Salt Lake City facility

Eclipses Composites Engineering Inc. has installed a 96 Carrier overbraiding workcell in its Salt Lake City facility. Components up to 6” diameter and 10ft long can be manufactured in this triaxial braiding process. The workcell features computer-controlled tool motion, allowing Eclipse engineers to optimize the braid configuration along the entire span of the part. Eclipse has a long history of integrating braided textiles in composite structures to utilize the unique braided reinforcement form factor. The addition of in-house braiding capability greatly expands Eclipses’ ability to maximize the strength, stiffness, toughness, and cost advantages inherent to braided composites by designing the fiber reinforcement from the ground up. With this machine, Eclipse intends to provide both braided preforms and molded braided structures.

Potential applications include:

  • Tail rotor and wing spars
  • Missile and drone fuselages
  • Drive shafts
  • Spacecraft propulsion nozzles
  • Aircraft ducting

Visit our booth, N31, at the CAMX Composites and Advanced Materials Expo in Anaheim September 24-26 learn more about Eclipse Composite Engineering’s braiding capabilities.

About Eclipse Composite Engineering

Established in 2006, Eclipse Composite Engineering, Inc. of Salt Lake City is an ISO9001 certified designer and manufacturer of composite structures. Eclipse has a longstanding history in development and manufacturing of lightweight military-grade SATCOM antennas, which incorporate state-of-the-art conductive and nanomaterials. These products provide the warfighter with a smaller, more durable, lighter antenna geometry that is collapsible for effective transport into the theater of operation.