CompositesWorld launches ATL/AFP Knowledge Center

The ATL/AFP Knowledge Center, sponsored by CGTech, provides basic information on automated tape laying (ATL) and automated fiber placement (AFP), including programming, producability, simulation and more.

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CompositesWorld, publisher of High-Performance Composites and Composites Technology magazines, as well as the CompositesWorld Weekly newsletter, has announced the launch of a web-based Knowledge Center that focuses on the applicaiton of automated tape laying (ATL) and Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) in the manufacture of high-performance carbon fiber composite parts and structures.

Sponsored by machine programming and simulation expert CGTech (Irvine, Calif.), manufacturer of the VERICUT programming system, the Knowledge Center offers:

  • Overview of ATL/AFP technology
  • A webinar on AFP capabilities
  • A primer on evaluating AFP producability
  • Information on programming for ATL and AFP
  • ATL/AFP simulation 
  • Information on the trimming of composite parts
  • A list of commonly asked questions
  • A glossary of common ATL/AFP terms

The site also includes an Ask the Expert feature that allows users to ask questions of CGTech's Bill Hasenjaeger, product manager and expert on machine-independent programming of ATL/AFP systems. Finaly, the site has a video that illustrates the principles of machine programming and simulation for ATL/AFP.

Click ATL/AFP Knowledge Center for more information.