SELECTED IDEAS OF BUCKMINSTER FULLER

THREE-WAY VS TWO-WAY WEAVING

Fuller has pointed out that a 3-axis (triangular) weave is far superior to a 2-axis (square or 2-way) weave.

3-way weaves have 4 times the tear resistance of conventional weaves and resist spreading (runs).

3-axis weaving can be used to increase the durability & decrease the cost of many types of fabrics such as clothing, nylon stockings, parachutes, sails, tarps, tents, screens, nets, etc.

Tennis & racquetball rackets using 3-axis stringing have 60% more ball-to-string friction for better control, more power, a larger sweet spot, less vibration, & superior shock dispersion.

Any flat, round, or irregular shape can be woven such as hats, baskets, balls, and even geodesic domes!

For further information see:
Preliminary Investigation of Feasibility of Weaving Triaxial Fabric Dow, Norris Valley Forge Space Tech GE Co; phil, pa ??-69
Prelim investigation of feasibility of weaving triaxial fabric (doweave) dow/tranfield fabric rsrch lab, dedham, ma textile reserch 11-70
Triaxially Woven Fabric: Their Structure & Properties Skelton, J Textile Research mag textile reserch 08-71
Three Way Weaving Trost, W C -

textile asia

07-77
Synergetics II Fuller, R B - sect 1033.111 10-79
mechanical behavior of fabric having 3 nonorthogonal thread direction Schwartz, P N Carolina State Univ

Thesis

??-81
Triaxial Woven Fabric: Behavior Under Tensile, shear/burst deform Scardino/Ko phil col of textiles, science textile reserch 02-81
Critical Path Fuller, R B - pp 13-14 05-81
Analysis of mech behavior of 3axial fabric/equivalent of convent fabric schwartz/etc textile reserch

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06-81
Triaxial Weaving S. Chapman -

textile asia

01-82
Bending Properties of Triaxially Woven Fabrics (School of Textiles) Schwartz N Carolina State Univ textile reserch 09-82
A Fuller Explanation Edmondson - pp 232-33 01-87
Composites Chou/etc pp 193-?? scientifc amer __-_
Three-Dimensional Fabrics for Composites    (textile research lab) Ko, F K Phil college of textiles

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