Fiber placement for tubulars

Automated Dynamics' AFP-0245 Tubular produces parts up to 45 ft/13.7m long and 2 ft/0.6m in diameter.

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Automated Dynamics (Schenectady, N.Y.) has developed the AFP-0245 Tubular, a new “purpose-built” automated fiber placement (AFP) machine optimized for production of tubular composite structures. It features multiple fiber placement head technologies, including one head designed for in-situ consolidation of thermoplastic prepreg and another for placement of thermoset prepreg and other proprietary processing technologies. The system uses a robotic mover and has an adjustable tailstock that allows the machine to produce parts up to 45 ft/13.7m long and 2 ft/0.6m in diameter.

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