This book, volume 41.1 of the journal Textile Progress, critically reviews the various developments that have taken place in weaving 3D fabrics. It explains how fabrics can be woven with different structures and profiles to fit specific requirements for a variety of end-use applications. The text highlights the unique features of each method and points out the major differences between the 2D and 3D methods of weaving, including the use of 3D fabrics in technical applications. It also explores how methods have evolved for producing 3D fabrics to be used as advanced composite performs as well as a bifurcated vascular prosthesis.
Introduction, 1. Three-dimensional fabric manufacturing process, 2. Classification of shedding systems, 3. Theoretical and practical aspects of 3D weaving, 4. Noobing technique, 5. Computer-aided weaving of composite preforms, 6. Weaving of advanced composite preforms, 8. Technology of 3D woven domed fabrics, 9. Use of glass yarns in 3D preforms, 10. Weaving of medical textiles , 11. Computer-aided designing/manufacturing of advanced woven textile preforms , 12. Application areas of 3D woven fabrics