Booms can be defined as arms or cylinder-shaped long pipes. They are mostly used in aerial vehicles as a telescopic arm for multiple applications. For example; load carriage systems, fire-fighting vehicle; cement carrier etc.

Composite Effect

Conventional boom parts are usually made from steel because of its strength. However, when the popularity and advantages of the composite materials are considered, steel booms can be easily replaced by composite booms. In fact, this replacement gives advantages from weight to fuel consumption.

How to Manufacture

There are several ways to manufacture composite booms. Assuming the material to be used is carbon fiber or glass fiber, primary methods are using hand lay-up, filament winding. But of course, they all have specific properties.

  • High mechanical properties
  • Corrosion-resistant — no maintenance
  • Fast production with automated filament winding
  • Cost-effective manufacturing
  • Reduced fuel consumption

Manufacturing Composite Products