Shikibo provides complex composite materials from textile preforms to final shape components. Our unique expertise in industrial textiles and composites allow us to provide custom components by adapting the textile preform design, infusion process and assessment. Of particular interest, Shikibo’s preforms can be used for any shape, even complex 3D curved beams, tapered cylinders with flange, thick joint structures or fan blade structures.
One key advantage of our preforms is that the in-plane continuous fibers can be aligned in any direction along the main direction of the structure, in addition to conventional fiber orientations such as 0/90/+45/-45.
The fabric can also be reinforced through-the-thickness to improve the interlaminar strength and the preform permeability of the composite components.