MIKROSAM (Prilep, Macedonia), a specialist in automated fiber placement (AFP) and automated tape laying (ATL) technology, is featuring Robot System AFP/ATL, a workcell that integrates the two processes into a single product solution. Mikrosam’s new machine integrates a thermoplastic prepreg ATL head integrated with a robot and exchangeable with a thermoset AFP tead. The system can perform work on concave and convex surfaces and features control software for online and offline programing, and quality control and management system. The system features temperature control of each material via a compaction surface laser and infrared heating integrated on each head.
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