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Automated tape laying (ATL) and automated fiber placement (AFP) are processes that use computer-guided robotics to lay one or several layers of carbon fiber tape or tows onto a mold to create a part or structure. Typical applications include aircraft wing skins and fuselages.


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AFP/ATL evolution

A view of the trends in automated fiber placement and automated tape laying from inside the supply chain.
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Spread-tow technology takes off CompositesWorld

New, ultralight-areal-weight prepreg tapes form the thin-ply laminates will enable Solar Impulse 2’s sun-powered flight around the world.

Automated fiber placement technology summary and expertise CompositesWorld

CGTech's automated fiber placement (AFP) Knowledge Center features a presentation that explores part programming, machine functionality, part geometry, play boundary shapes, lay-down path trajectory and more.

Web Industries presentation added to Carbon Fiber agenda CompositesWorld

Web Industries' Dan Ott will discuss CFRP slit tape's role in advancing AFP adoption for aerostructure fabrication at the Carbon Fiber 2014 conference, Dec. 9-11 in La Jolla, Calif.

CAMX 2014 preview: Automated Dynamics CompositesWorld

Thermoplastic resin and fiber and tape placement specialist Automated Dynamics (Schenectady, N.Y.) is featuring in its booth several parts and structures it has helped develop, incluing a helicopter tail boom, thermoplastic driveshafts, thermoplastic floor panels and more.

CAMX 2014 preview: ATK Aerospace Structures CompositesWorld

ATK Aerospace Structures (Clearfield, Utah) is emphasizing its patented, automated technologies for domestic and international commercial, military and large launch vehicle products.

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