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June 2017

Innovation Award for Biteam at JEC, Chicago

At the inaugural show The Future of Composites in Construction by JEC at Chicago, USA, Biteam has received the Innovation Award for its novel combination architecture I-beam under the Civil Engineering category.

This Award is a recognition for Biteam’s sustained efforts for two decades in advancing the field of composite materials through development of innovative 3D reinforcement products.

The novel I-beam combines +/-45° and 0/90° fiber architectures in its web and flanges respectively. Further, the web and flanges have a mutual through-thickness integrity which uniquely strengthens the junctions and arrests delamination, promoting a quasi ductile response to bending.

Compared to traditional steel I-beam, it is 2-3 times stronger per weight, and absorbs 2-3 times more energy than steel per weight. These and other properties make this and other profiled cross-section beams developed by Biteam suitable as structural members for many different constructional applications, from buildings to aircraft.

JEC 2010 Innovation Award Winner

 

March 2017

Biteam Exhibits at JEC Show 2017

Biteam will be introducing its newly developed Z-Stringer with Combination Architectures at the JEC Show 2017, March 14-16, Paris, at Hall 5A, Stand R29.  

 

March 2017

Biteam Develops Novel Z-Stringer with Combination Architectures

For constructions requiring structural beams to bear relatively higher and different types of loads while resisting delamination, Biteam has pioneered now the Combination Architecture Z-Stringers, which have fibres in +/-45° in web and 0/90° in flanges. The web-flange junctions have a mutual through-thickness integration which renders the Z-Stringer highly resistant to delamination and functionally reliable. Such delamination resistant combination architecture results in relatively higher energy absorption and damage tolerance. Read More.  

 

March 2016

Biteam Exhibits at JEC Show 2016

Biteam will be introducing its newly developed Combination Architecture Box-Beams at the JEC Show 2016, March 8-10, Paris, at Hall 5A, Stand E21.  

 

February 2016

Biteam Develops Novel Combination Architecture Box-Beams

Biteam has pioneered an entirely new set of woven Combination Architecture Box-Beams for constructions requiring structural members to withstand relatively high impact and torsional resistance. The novelty of these box-beams is their combined +/-θ° and 0/90° fabric architectures to withstand different loads efficiently. Read More.  

 

February 2015

Biteam Exhibits at JEC Show 2015

Biteam will be introducing its newly developed Pi-beam that has +Ɵ°/-Ɵ° fibre orientations in the two webs and 0°/90° in the flange, at the JEC Show 2015, March 10-12, Paris, at Pavilion 7.3, Stand A24.  

 

March 2014

Biteam Introduces 3D Preforms with +θ°/-θ° and 0°/90° Fibre Orientations

Biteam has recently developed the first ever weaving technology that is capable of directly manufacturing beam-like profiled materials wherein the orientation of fibres constituting the web and flange are +Ɵ°/-Ɵ° and 0°/90°. Read More.  

 

March 2014

Biteam Exhibiting at JEC Show 2014

Biteam shall be introducing its latest development, I-beam preforms with +θ°/-θ° fibre orientations in web and 0°/90° in flanges, at JEC Show 2014, Paris, at
Pavilion 7.3, Stand C57.
 

 

March 2013

Biteam Exhibiting at JEC 2013

Biteam shall exhibit new developments in 3D-woven profiles at JEC 2013, Paris, Stand P78.  

 

January 2013

Biteam Participates in ByggInnovationen Project

Biteam shall develop and manufacture standardised lightweight I-beams for the Swedish construction industry.  

 

October 2012

Biteam Participates in SAAB GF Demo Project

Biteam is participating with its expertise in developing and manufacturing specialized 3D profiled beams for a SAAB-led Swedish demonstrator project which aims to develop future composite structures for civil aircraft to reduce fuel consumption for cleaner skies. Within this project two demonstrators will be developed: part of a wing box and part of a cargo door. More information.  

 

September 2012

Dr. Khokar presents paper at the 4th World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications in Aachen, Germany

At the 4th World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications, organized by TexEng Software Ltd., UK and RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, Dr. Nandan Khokar will be presenting the paper Differentiating Architectural Features of 3D Woven Profiles for Structural Applications.  

 

May 2012

Dr. Nandan Khokar Installed as Professor

Dr. Nandan Khokar, Co-founder and R&D Manager of Biteam, was installed as Professor of Textile Technology for Composite Materials at the Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, Sweden, on 11 May 2012 in a special ceremony.

Dr. Khokar is internationally recognized for pioneering 3D-Weaving, Noobing, Tape-Weaving and Oblique Fabric-forming technologies. These processes and the corresponding fabrics are particularly suited for engineering 3D and 2D textile reinforcements for composite materials.

His entrepreneurial spirit has so far lead to the establishment of Biteam (3D-Weaving) and Oxeon (Tape-Weaving, Oblique Fabric-forming) with a third one based on Noobing about to be launched.

 

 

March 2012

Biteam Exhibiting at JEC 2012

Biteam shall exhibit new developments in 3D-woven profiles at JEC 2012, Paris, Stand V77.
 

 

April 2011

Biteam Co-sponsors 3rd World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications in Wuhan, China

The 3rd World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications organized by TexEng Software Ltd., UK and Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan, China is being co-sponsored by Biteam. Dr. Nandan Khokar will be presenting the paper Aligning 3D Fabric-forming Processes with Market Requirements.  

 

March 2011

Biteam Exhibiting at JEC 2011

Biteam shall be exhibiting a number of new 3D-woven profiles at JEC 2011, Paris, Stand C37.
 

 

October 2010

Biteam Participates in New EU Project CERFAC

Biteam has been invited to the new EU project CERFAC (Cost Effective Reinforcement of Fastener Areas in Composites) to contribute with its expertise in 3D-weaving process to produce 3D woven profiled reinforcements for aircraft application.

CERFAC aims to develop cheaper, lighter and stronger damage-tolerant fastened joints. Its objectives are to introduce innovative and efficient joining
concepts combining some of the investigated reinforcement solutions to
further reduce the number of fasteners, while increasing the load bearing
capacity and damage tolerance of the assembly, with a significant step towards a
reduced manufacturing cost.

Biteam will be partnering with KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Cenaero (Belgium), SABCA (Belgium), VZLU (Czech Republic), DLR (Germany), EADS Innovation Works (France and Germany), Eurocopter (Germany), IFB Stuttgart (Germany), Dassault Aviation (France), EADS (France), University of Patras (Greece), NLR (Netherlands), FNHW (Switzerland), ZAHW (Switzerland).

 


March 2010

JEC 2010 Innovation Award - Process Category

Biteam, together with its partners from the EU project MOJO (Modular Joints for Composite Material Aircraft), shall receive the JEC 2010 Award for the Process category during the forthcoming JEC Show in Paris.

The worldʼs first industrial 3D-weaving machine for directly weaving 3D profiles was developed by Biteam in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm. The 3D woven profiles have shown their applicability for the aeronautical industry through the just concluded EU Project MOJO. These profiles open up a new possibility for modularly joining different aircraft parts instead of the traditional riveting. The aim of MOJO project was to seek new methods for substantially lowering construction costs and weight of aircraft. The other partners in this project included EADS - Premium Aerotec, Dassault Aviation, Eurocopter, SABCA, DLR, EADS-IWF, VZLU, CRC-ACS, Secar and University of Patras.
JEC 2010 Innovation Award Winner

 

March 2010

Biteam exhibiting at JEC 2010

Biteam shall be exhibiting a number of new 3D-woven profiles at JEC 2010, Paris, Stand V11.

 

January 2010

Dr. Khokar appointed Professor at the School of Textiles, University of Borås

Dr. Nandan Khokar was recently appointed Professor of Textile Technology at the School of Textiles, University of Borås. He shall be mainly involved with research activities in the fields of 3D fabric architectures, smart textiles and related technologies.  

 

November 2009

Dr. Nandan Khokar appointed Fellow of The Textile Institute

For his contribution to the textile field through the pioneering development of 3D-weaving, noobing and tape-weaving processes, Dr. Nandan Khokar has been appointed Fellow of The Textile Institute, UK. This honour is as much humbling to Biteam as it is to Nandan whose 3D-weaving invention formed the basis of this company.  

 

April 2009

Biteam Co-sponsors Second World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications in USA

The Second Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications organized by TexEng Software Ltd., UK; University of Manchester School of Materials, UK; University of Delaware, USA; Fibre Society, USA; and The Textile Institute, UK, at Greenville, SC, USA, is being co-sponsored by Biteam. Dr. Nandan Khokar will be presenting the paper Evolving Specifications for Developing 3D Fabric-forming Technologies.  

 

March 2009

Biteam Exhibits at JEC 2009

As every year, Biteam exhibits at JEC - stand V17. This year's highlight includes the very first Double Flanged Box Beam produced by the newly developed machine.  

 

March 2009

Biteam Develops World's First Industrial 3D-Weaving Machine

World's first industrial 3D-weaving machine became operational on 21 January 2009 heralding a major breakthrough in over 5000 years of weaving history. The machine has been developed by Biteam AB and Department of Lightweight Structures, KTH, Stockholm, under the European 6th Framework Project MOJO.  

 

April 2008

Biteam Co-sponsors First World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications in Manchester, UK

The First World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications organized by TexEng Software Ltd., UK; University of Manchester School of Materials, UK, at Manchester, UK, is being co-sponsored by Biteam. Dr. Nandan Khokar will be presenting the paper Second-Generation Woven Profiled 3D Fabrics from 3D-Weaving.  

 

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