NOL FILAMENT WINDING SYSTEM, DESIGN AND OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS,
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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The NOL filament winding system provides a precise, versatile method for fabricating glass filament reinforced plastics structural parts. The winding machine is a chain-driven lathe type chosen because of the large continuous range of helix angles which can be wound. Inherent in its design is the ability to widely vary and control the full range of winding parameters for engineering research and development purposes. Parts can be wound up to 45.7 cm 18 in. in diameter with a maximum carriage traverse of 122 cm 48 in.. Experimental items which have been fabricated on this machine include biaxially wound internal pressure vessels, helically wound internal and external pressure vessels, and cones.