Tape slitting is often a stand-alone process system that is used to generate tapes as an intermediate product for composite manufacturing. Tapes, such as pre-preg tapes, are used in manual and automated fibre placement processes.
Tape slitting lines, similar to wide web slitting lines, rely on Cygnet Texkimp’s Slitter and Trimmer products and integrate other products to enable greater functionality.
A tape slitting line usually involves:
The most common application for the tape slitting process is the formation of pre-preg tapes by subdividing pre-preg wide webs. The format of these systems typically involve: