When consolidated under pressure in a heated metallic mould this preform will exhibit characteristics unachievable from standard woven fabric based laminates.
The ShapeTex preform can have virtually any combination of fibre direction imaginable. Thus when you need maximum longitudinal stiffness – there is a significant benefit of using a ShapeTex preform.
Commingled thermoplastic preforms are easy to consolidate using existing manufacturing technologies.
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