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Materials and Structure




Fibers do not need to be woven into planar fabrics as the three-dimensional weave shown illustrates. Shapes of this type can meet the need for a light core structure to separate two composite skins in a light-strong panel design. The three -dimensional composite can replace the more conventional honeycomb structure used in this role, and provides better resistance to delamination at the skin-core interface.

From: Daimler Benz HighTech Report, 4 (1994)