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Automated Dynamics to partner with Bartell Machinery

The companies will work together to bring composites to industrial applications.

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Posted on: 8/15/2016
Source: CompositesWorld

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An example of Automated Dynamics Fiber Placement on a 10 meter structure.

Automated Dynamics Schenectady, NY, has entered a partnership with Bartell Machinery of Rome, NY. The new solutions will incorporate advanced composite materials in the fabrication of high-performing products such as continuous pipe for oilfield applications.

Bartell possesses experience in the design of rotating equipment for markets such as tire & rubber, oil & gas, and wire & cable. Their core manufacturing technology will serve as the basis for the newly designed systems. Automated Dynamics holds designs and patents on composite processing equipment. Their composite processing technology will be integrated into Bartell’s rotating equipment to create a new production system. This solution will yield a wide range of products manufactured with continuous fiber composite materials that can reach up to several miles in length. Incorporating continuous fiber composites opens the design space for such products as subsea components and industrial cables, with a focus on reduced weight and improved environmental resistance.

“Bartell’s extensive equipment design and manufacturing expertise is a wonderful complement to our composite material and process knowledge,” says Automated Dynamics President Rob Langone. “Together we are able to provide a more complete solution to customers looking to address needs in market areas that we currently believe are under-served. The close proximity of our businesses in upstate NY also contributes to simplifying delivery of these seamlessly integrated technologies.” 

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