Automated fibre braiding facility for multifunctional structural materials (ARC LIEF project administered by RMIT University) (2016–2017)
This project will establish an Australian automated braiding facility to create innovative fibrous materials with
multiple functionalities. This unique facility will provide Australian researchers with the capabilities of high-speed,
precision and versatility to radially braid single or multiple filament types including carbon, metal, optical, natural,
bio-inspired and bio-compatible fibres and filaments to create new materials with unique functional properties.
Properties include structural, self-healing, human protection and biomedical. The facility will be capable of braiding
over multiple length scales spanning nanofibres to millimeter-sized filaments to create novel materials and shapes
not possible using other processing techniques.
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University