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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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Finnish ATL specialist signs contract for A320 tail structures CompositesWorld

Patria builds on composite structures business for Airbus A380, A330 and A400M aircraft.

CGTech's VERICUT Composite Applications wins innovation award CompositesWorld

VERICUT, machine-independent software for ATL and AFP programming, is the winner of the Enterprise Software category for 2016 in Orange County, California.

Kanfit delivers radome prototype produced via autoclave CompositesWorld

The radome prototype is currently undergoing final testing, and once completed, serial production is expected to begin in Q4.

Automated Dynamics installs laser heating system at University of Sheffield CompositesWorld

It will help provide the next generation of engineers exposure to the types of processes and technologies that will advance the composites industry.

20 years of automating composites CompositesWorld

Accudyne Systems provides solutions to complex processing challenges, like its recent Small Parts Laminator that picks, places and forms plies in one minute.

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