ATL/AFP

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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