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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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CAMX 2015 preview: CGTech CompositesWorld

CGTech (Irvine, CA, US) will present a software developer’s perspective on implementing programming and simulation software for automated layup equipment.

Fives patents focus on composites, metals machining CompositesWorld

Eight of 10 patents focus on technologies that offer varieties of fiber placement capability for composites fabrication.

AFP/ATL evolution: Dual-process workcells CompositesWorld

Independent contractor and occasional CE columnist Carroll Grant draws attention to a recent phenomenon in the development of automated lamination equipment: machinery capable of operating interchangeable AFP and ATL heads.

Concave-surface-capable automated tape layer CompositesWorld

Machinery manufacturer Mikrosam featured its new automated tape laying (ATL) system, developed for a civil airplane parts manufacturer.

Coriolis celebrates aerospace history, anticipates automotive future, at JEC CompositesWorld

Coriolis Composites (Queven, France) held a press event at its stand to celebrate its 15th year at the JEC Europe event.

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