Filament Winding is the process of winding resin-impregnated fiber or tape on a mandrel surface in a precise geometric pattern. This is accomplished by rotating the mandrel while a delivery head precisely positions fibers on the mandrel surface. By winding continuous strands of carbon fiber in very precise patterns, ZOLTEK™ can build structures with properties stronger than steel at much lighter weights.
Intelligent Automated Solutions
With over 50 years’ experience, Engineering Technology Corporation (a ZOLTEK™ company) is the world’s leader in filament winding machinery and software. This expertise has allowed us to create FiberGrafiX™, a superior software application for filament winding pattern generation and optimization. Twenty years ago, this software program was the first of it’s kind. Today, FiberGrafiX™ has continued to lead the industry and is now used on more machines around the world than any other similar application. Patterns generated by FiberGrafiX™ can be output to any filament winding machine’s computer control system.
Engineering Technology Corporation offers a full-range of filament winding services, which include:
- Complete facility layout
- Filament winding equipment
- Product design support & prototyping
- Winding pattern software and control systems
- Process parameters