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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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Boeing purchases six ATL machine from MTorres CompositesWorld

The automated tape laying (ATL) machine will be installed at Boeing's Salt Lake City facility.

MTorres to provide automated fiber placement machines for Airbus CompositesWorld

All main A350 wing components, spars, stringers and skins will be manufactured using the company's automated fiber placement (AFP) technology.

CFK-Valley Stade Convention 2015 report CompositesWorld

The composites industry in Germany is preparing for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

FORMAX to emphasize new tech center at Composites Europe CompositesWorld

The company's Innovation Centre emphasizes research and development in polymer composites, automation and ceramic composites.

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.

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