Braiding Technology for Textiles

Braiding Technology for Textiles

Principles, Design and Processes

1st Edition - October 10, 2014

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  • Author: Yordan Kyosev
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081013298
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857099211

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2014
  • Published: October 10, 2014
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081013298
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857099211

About the Author

Yordan Kyosev

Yordan Kyosev is the Head of the Chair of Assembly Technology for Textile Products, and Professor at the Institute of Textile Machinery and High-Performance Material Technology at Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany. He is the main developer of the world’s first CAD braiding software packages TexMind Braider and Texmind Braiding Machine Configurator, and provides regular industrial courses and consulting for braiding ( He was also the main organizer of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Braiding Colloquiums in Möchengladbach (2014, 2016, 2018). His research focuses on advanced modelling and processing methods for high performance textiles, and he is seen as a leading expert in braiding machinery and technology worldwide.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Textile Materials, Textile Technology and Quality Management, Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany

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