A braiding machine is used to form the braid. There are several possible configurations with one or more bobbin path (i.e. paths that the yarn follows).
It is possible to create rond braids, flat braids, as well as double braids (meaning that the circuit of formation of the braid can split in two then reform, which allows to obtain braidswith holes). Zero degree yarns can also be inserted to form triaxial braids. This type of insertion increases the strength of the braid.