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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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CGTech places VERICUT software on BA Composites machine CompositesWorld

BA Composites' STAXX Compact fiber placement machining center will use VERICUT Composites Application for machine-independent programming and simulation.

Fives opens global services center in Alabama CompositesWorld

This location joins five other North American service centers.

CAMX 2016 preview: CGTech CompositesWorld

At CAMX, CGTech (Irvine, CA, US) Composites Product Specialist Charles Anderton will give a presentation on how to use software to assist in the decision of an automated layup methodology.

CAMX 2016 preview: Automated Dynamics CompositesWorld

Automated Dynamics (Schenectady, NY) will present its automated composite production capabilities.

NORDAM picked to supply F-35 composite structures CompositesWorld

Oklahoma-based NORDAM will manufacture up to 35 shipsets per year for six years of three composite structures for the F-35 Lightning II center fuselage.

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