A Development of a 2-Axis Filament Winding Machine for Glass-Epoxy Composite Fabrication of Long Fiber Material

Document Type : Original Article


1 Mechanical Engineering Dept. -Faculty of Engineering Beni-Suef University

2 Mechanical Engineering Dept. -Faculty of Engineering Fayoum University


The glass-epoxy (G-E) composites are manually prepared utilizing either the hand lay-up technique or mechanized methods. Within this study, a 2-axis filament winding apparatus was specifically engineered and constructed to manufacture pipes and round-shaped specimens. This system enables the production of pipe specimens featuring internal diameters of up to 60 mm and lengths extending to 1000 mm. The winding angle configurations vary from 50o to 80o, contingent upon the mandrel diameter employed. The delivery unit's screw speed ranges from 1 to 250 revolution per minute (rpm). A Dc motor was selected for its superior capabilities and precision in this endeavor.
A dedicated control unit was devised to oversee the entire process, ensuring consistent and uniform winding. The resultant machine has potential applications in scientific research and educational contexts, especially in the realm of fabricating long-fiber composite materials. Multiple specimens were manufactured to authenticate the functionality of the newly developed machine


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