Braiding Technology For Textiles

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Published: October 10, 2014
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081013298


Braided fabrics are made by interlacing yarns or strips of fabric. Braiding produces a wide range of structures for technical textile applications from medical sutures to cables for anchoring ships. Written by one of the world’s leading experts in the field, the book reviews the basic principles, design and processes used in braiding. The book also discusses specialised braiding techniques such as spiral braiding and lace technology.

Key Features

  • Provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of braiding design, processes and machinery
  • Covers the patterning of braided products and the structural and colour design of both flat and tubular braids
  • Reviews maypole braiding machines and mechanics


This book will be an important resource for students and researchers, technicians, engineers and technologists from the textile and composites industries, and for R&D managers with an interest in the use of braided structures in the medical, aerospace, marine and engineering industries.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction: the main types of braided structure using maypole braiding technology

    2. Patterning of braided products

    3. Structural design of flat and tubular braid

    4. Colour design of tubular braids

    5. Colour design of flat braids

    6. Braiding machine components

    7. Carriers for braiding machines

    8. The mechanics of the braiding process

    9. Carrier mechanics in braiding operations

    10. Yarn winding operations in braiding

    11. Spiral braiding

    12. Square and other types of form braiding

    13. Computer assisted design (CAD) software for the design of braided structures

    14. Productivity calculations in braiding

    15. Using MATLAB® for calculations in braiding