SLEEVES / TUBES
Many sleeves can expand up to 10x their diameter while retaining stable filament geometry.
TEF Tubular braids and sleeves feature seamless fiber continuity. Braided fibers are mechanically linked and interlaced creating a fabric that evenly distributes load throughout the structure. TEF sleeves and tubes can be manufactured up to 24" in diameter. Pattern design dictates expansion capabilities. Many sleeves can expand up to 10x their diameter while retaining stable filament geometry. Sleeves can be engineered with a range of patterns to address performance objectives. Sleeves can mold over shaping tools and mandrels for consistent composite manufacturing.