Recent Developments in 3D-Knittings for Sandwich Panels

  • Dirk Philips
  • Ignaas Verpoest
  • Joris van Raemdonck
Conference paper


In this paper, the concept and production of 3D-knitted fabrics and composites is explained. So far, most effort has been spent on the processing of the fabric [ 1] into a composite. Finally, a few preliminary results are shown and some future applications are mentioned.


Sandwich Plate Resin Content Flexural Stiffness Weft Direction Bicycle Helmet 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk Philips
    • 1
  • Ignaas Verpoest
    • 1
  • Joris van Raemdonck
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Metallurgy and Materials EngineeringKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.IPA NVLokerenBelgium

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