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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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New epoxy for automated fiber placement CompositesWorld

Park Electrochemical Corp. introduced a new, toughened epoxy for automated fiber placement (AFP) processing.

Automation and fiber placement continue to evolve CompositesWorld

Automated fiber placement news at JEC Europe 2015 from North Thin Ply Technology, MTorres and Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc.

Looking for Lindberghs CompositesWorld

Every paradigm-shifting invention throughout human history has been met with skepticism. CW editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan says the composites industry has need of those willing to attempt what most believe impossible.

Incremental thinking just won’t cut it! CompositesWorld

Composites industry consultant and regular CW columnist Dale Brosius says if this industry is to have a future that goes anywhere profitable, then we've got to get off the road we're on and map out a whole new way to think about the tasks at hand.

JEC Europe 2015 preview: Mikrosam CompositesWorld

Mikrosam (Prilep, Macedonia) will feature its new automated tape laying (ATL) system, developed for a civil airplane parts’ manufacturer.

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