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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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Software speeds tape layer production, optimizes precision

the Siemens Aerospace Center of Excellence's (Elk Grove Village, Ill.) developed the Siemens SINUMERIK 840D CNC system speeds production on a large ATL machine at the former Boeing Wichita plant (now Spirit AeroSystems) in Wichita, Kan.
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Impregnation lines, AFP equipment CompositesWorld

Sigmatex spotlighted at JEC Americas 2014 its sigmaRF noncrimp fabrics made with recycled/reclaimed carbon fiber commingled with a thermoplastic polyester matrix.

TAPAS 2: Next steps in thermoplastic aerostructures CompositesWorld

The Netherland's-based Thermoplastic Affordable Primary Aircraft Structure (TAPAS) consortium's TAPAS 2 team builds on the successes of TAPAS 1, taking the next steps in aircraft thermoplastic composites architecture.

Automated dry material placement CompositesWorld

DANOBAT's Automated Dry Material Placement (ADMP) system is used to automate the deposit of dry fabric during composites fabrication.

McNair Center installs Ingersoll Lynx AFP machine CompositesWorld

An Ingersoll Lynx automated fiber placement (AFP) machine will be installed and operated at the Ronald E. McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research at the University of South Carolina.

SAMPE Tech Seattle 2014 at a glance CompositesWorld

A short compilation of SAMPE Tech Seattle 2014 program highlights.

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