Shape has developed a carbon fibre lattice structure for reinforcing flat panel laminates.
Using ShapeTex fibre laying technology even simple flat panel structures can be reinforced significantly.
The carbon fibre lattice structure adds significant stiffness, for very little additional cost, to what is otherwise a fairly flexible flat panel.
In this example of the technology a powerful rib of carbon fibre has been laid in a lattice pattern to reinforce a simple woven glass fabric panel.
A ShapeTex panel is not limited to a simple square reinforcing pattern.
There are an infinite number of lattice patterns (rectangular, diamond even curved and random) that can be achieved for either aesthetic or structural reasons using this technology.
Contact the ShapeTex team for further information.