Filament winding is a manufacturing process used to create tubular composite items. The process by which these items are made is actually quite fascinating, as are the advantages of using products manufactured in this style. The future of the industry is also promising, especially as the economy changes and favors more cost-effective manufacturing and lighter stronger materials.
How are Products Manufactured?
Individual fiberglass rovings run through a resin bath and are computer controlled wound at specific angles around a cylinder known as a mandrel. This precision engineered pattern is designed to meet the mechanical requirements and performance of the product.
What are the Benefits of Filament Winding?
- Cost Effective
- Less Labor
- Great for High volume production
- Very Consistent composite manufacturing process
- Lighter material compared to metals
- The Future
As companies continue to maximize efficiencies and cost effectiveness, filament winding will continue to grow in manufacturing. Composite products produced in this manner are consistent, lower in cost, resilient, and engineered to meet specific performance criteria.