​​​​​​​Engineered Textiles

To support composite production, AEC produces a number of woven and nonwoven textiles.  These include 3D & 2D fabrics, braided materials, tapes, webbing, belts, moisture control felts, and Pyropel® thermal insulation materials.  We supply all of these products to external customers in a variety of industries and across a number of applications:  aerospace, automotive, power, electronics, industrial equipment, high performance sports & leisure, and others.  Our Engineered Textiles Info Sheet provides more information on fiber types and product specifications.  To request more information about our engineered textiles, please contact an engineered textiles representative by clicking here.

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We offer the ability to support both product development and full production runs.   Product development scale runs offer lower rates for those interested in trying a product or variety of products for use in their own applications.  Full-rate production runs take advantage of our operational excellence and engineered textiles product and delivery expertise.

 “Pi” Preform Tapes

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Pi-preform tapes are the newest addition to our engineered textiles.  They are preforms that are produced in the shape shown in the image here, and they are used to connect two adjacent components to one another in a composite part (also shown in the pi-joined tee image here).  These products use a 3D composite construction and have fiber that runs continuously through the legs and central bifurcated joints of the pi structure in order to aide with load transfer between the adjacent component legs.   To learn more about this product, please contact an engineered textiles representative.

 How these products fit into Our Composite Part Design Toolkit

AEC’s composite part design and manufacturing roots are very much entwined in our weaving and textiles background.  Having complete in-house control over weaving, braiding, and more complex 3D composite preforming fabrication processes gives us the unique ability to know how to manipulate composite part design at the preform level, the fabric design/fiber architecture scale, and even down to the individual tow scale.