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April 2011



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Technical Weaver - 3D Weaving
CADCAM Software for All Woven Textiles Including 3D Woven Composite for Aerospace,Automotive and all Techical sectors

Yarns
Yarns are created in a special version of ScotWeave Yarn Designer that uses real-world yarn information, including yarn count and fibre type. Technical yarn data, including density and tensile strenght, can also be input to allow for later calculations based on yarn and fibre composition. The cross-sectional shape of the yarn can be recorded for more accurate 3D weave schematics.Show Me

Cross Section
Creation of the complex architectures is completed in the cross section input window. Here you can choose the number of stacking weft tows, binding warp tows and straight stuffer warp tows required to complete a structure. If pockets of space/holes are required within the architecture then wefts can easily be removed from the stack to visualise locations for injection of resin, concrete, etc. When working on a large weave structure you can break this down into “groups” (sub-sections) to aid easy input. Copy and rotation tools can be used between groups to reduce repetitive tasks. The flat weave notation (warp lifting plan) is automatically extracted and shown alongside the cross section display.

Weave 3D
The 3D weave schematic allows initial assessment of architecture performance. Real time dynamic movement of the viewpoint allows the woven preform to be analysed from all angles. Rotate an individual or selection of groups, to view interlacings from the top, through the cross-section, from beneath, in warp or weft directions or from a corner. Weave 3D is an ideal tool for in-house architecture development and presentation.Show Me

Production
As the overall mechanical and physical properties are directly influenced by the weave architecture, tension checking facilities are available prior to weaving. For electronic looms the production data can be passed directly to the loom or jacquard controller. Complex jacquard hook maps can easily be created. Printed loomcards can be configured by ScotWeave to closely match that of most existing production specification sheets. The loomcard can be printed or saved as an HTML file ready for attaching to e-mail.

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