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Air Force Research Laboratories

afg-121101-009_copyWorking under a research contract with the United States Air Force, our Advanced Products Group developed quasi-isotropic technology to keep pace with the evolution of military and commercial aircraft.

Bally Ribbon Mills had to first develop the weaving technology. Out of this effort, our patented 3-D Bias Loom was born and has placed Bally Ribbon Mills on the leading edge of weaving science. The computerized machine automatically weaves 3-D quasi-isotropical (0°, 90°, ±45°) near-net-shape preforms significantly reducing labor costs.

Composed of optimally oriented discrete plies that incorporate a bias ply, these 3-D woven preforms aim to:

  • Improve structural damage tolerance
  • Increase pull-off and interlaminar shear properties
  • Reduce the costs of composite parts fabrication

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) is announcing our participation in the Industrial Fabric Association’s Expo to be held November 2-4, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee!

  We are thrilled to be back to the world of in-person trade shows and looking forward to showing existing and potential customers custom weave designs and high-performance fibers that […]

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Bally Ribbon Mills Offers Prototype Development and Testing for Woven Webbings

Bally Ribbon Mills Offers Prototype Development and Testing for Woven Webbings Prototype testing critical for ensuring that new woven fabrics meet application performance requirements To ensure that a woven webbing […]

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Inside, we highlight topics such as:

  • Common Specifications: (Mil-Spec, PIA, & UL)
  • Fabrication Methods: (Braiding, Jacquard Loom, Shuttle Loom, etc.)
  • Weave Types: (Basket, Plain, Satin, Twill)

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