As an essential element in successful product development, prototyping has always been an integral part of CTT Group activities. Our prototyping capacities reflect the variety of the textile and geosynthetics industry.

Prototyping of narrow weave on jacquard loom

Preparation of sensor textile prototype by embroidery

Weaving Prototyping

Whether it is weaving a few meters of a new yarn, impregnating (or padding) a fabric with a new finish, or even braiding a new composite reinforcement structure, CTT Group team can quickly design and produce different prototypes, according to customer requirements.

EquipementManufacturerModelCharacteristics
Technical embroiderersTajima & ZSKTLMX‐1201 N°1027
  • Classic head with 12 colors
  • Fiber Placement Head (TFP):
    • Carbon-proof system
    • 1m² of embroidery area
    • Substrate thickness up to 10 mm
Straight knitting machineUniversalMC-835
  • 2 needle bed
  • Fully Fashion (Jacquard)
  • Gauge: E14
  • Width: 120 cm
  • 4 IRO Meminger
  • 16 thread guides
Narrow loomJakob MullerNFJK 2 53
  • 12 bundles or on stationary creel (384 coils)
  • 2 weaving positions: 130 mm each
  • Weft insertion: loop
  • Channel selection:
    • Jacquard selection (300 hooks each)
    • 10 frames
Gluing Itema AmericaSS565
  • Coating or glue on the wire to make it slide and protect it.
  • Heated bath with stirrer
  • Drying up to 95°C
Warping Itema AmericaMini Lutan
  • Max beam width: 50 cm
  • Chain length: min 7.5 to max 30 m
  • Stationary creel
Weaving loomItema AmericaSL8900 Evergreen
  • Possibility of 6 different weft selections
  • Up to 3 beams
  • Up to 16 frames
  • Weaving width: 20 inches
  • Up to 32 picks/min
  • Leno edges
Pilot line for needling nonwovensAutomatex
  • 670 mm wide
    • 40 to 1000 g / m2
  • Carding machine
    •  Spreader-napper
  • Needling machine
Finishing lineErnst Benz AGKFTV 500-DOPPEL,
KST 500SPE2,
KLF HU 500
  • Max fabric width: 50 cm
  • Scarf:
    • Crushing pressure: 0-30 kPa / cm
    • Adjustable speed: 0.2 - 2 m / min
  • Coating system
    • selection of knife profiles and angles
    • Checking the winding tension
    • Control of the dough thickness deposit: 0-5 mm
  • Ovens:

    • Infrared preheating
    • Drying and crosslinking ovens up to 250°C
PressStahl’s HotronixAuto-open clam 16x20
  • Upper press heated up to 220°C
  • Adjustable pressure
CalanderRoaches
  • Infrared preheating
  • Heated roller press
    • Pressure up to 80 psi
    • Roll speed from 0.5 to 8.0 m / min
    • 48 cm wide
Extrusion lineThermo ScientificProcess 11 with accessories
  • Transformable raw materials:
    • Granules, powders, liquids and inert gases
    • Rheological analysis to simplify scaling
  • Heat treatment:
    • Fusion pump
    • Water cooling bath
  • Shapes:
    • Capillary and slit die: 1 mm to 6 mm
    • Granules: size from 1 mm to 6 mm
    • Sheets: width 25 mm to 150 mm, thickness 0.5 mm to 1.00 mm
Automated braiding platformHerzogRF-1/44-100
  • Three-axis radial braiding machine
  • Precise handling of the chucks by a robotic arm
  • Manufacture of n of hollow parts with variable sections and multiple shapes.
Automated sewing and cuttingKeilmannTufting Head RS 522,
two needles head RS 530,
Rc 590 Ultrasonic cutting head
  • Tufting:
    • Stitch length from 3 to 18 mm. Needle size: NM 250
    • Material thickness: 2 to 35 mm
    • Entry angle: adjustable from 45o to 135o.
  • Two-needle sewing:
    • Stitch type: modified chain stitch
    • Stitch length: 4-8 mm
    • Material thickness: 2-15 mm
  • Cut
    • Cutting speed: max 20 m / min
3D printersMODIXMODIX 120X – Format large
  • Large dimension printing: 1200 x 600 x 600 mm
  • Resolution of 100 microns on the XY plane and layer height of 400 microns on the Z plane
    • Possibility of modification for high temperature materials (eg PEEK, EKK, PEI)
    • Works with the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process
  • Compatible with common materials:
    • PLA, ABS, CPE, HIPS, PVA, PA, etc.
3D printersUltimakeUltimaker S5 - Tabletop
  • Volume capacity: 330 x 240 x 300 mm
  • Resolution up to 20 microns (0.79 mils)

    • Works with Fused Filament Manufacturing (FFF)
    • Double printhead
  • Compatible with common materials:

    • PLA, ABS, CPE, HIPS, PVA, PA, etc.
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