IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 10, October 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Filament winding is a process of loading a high degree of fibers to take advantage of high tensile in the manufacturing of hollow, generally cylindrical products. The process affords the high strength to weight ratio laminates and provides a high degree of control over uniformity and fiber orientation. Filament wound structures can be accurately machined, and the labor factor for filament winding is lower than other open moulding processes. The filament wound composite pipes are fabricated using high-strength fiber and resin matrix by hand lay-up using a 2-axis filament winding machine. In the present work, the low-cost filament winding machine is designed and developed for the fabrication of FRP pipes and cylindrical specimens.