Many fabrics must first be cut to specific shapes before being placed in a mold. Computer-controlled cutting tables are often used to do the cutting. In kitting, sets of fabric patterns for a given part or mold are cut and assembled into kits to ease fabric placement in the mold.
LIFT installs GERBERcutter and Virtek vision system.Automated cutting system CompositesWorld
Blackman and White, manufacturer of automated cutting technology, will showcase its MasterCut Versa-Tech flatbed cutter, the latest machine in the MasterCut range and developed to handle a wide range of materials from technical textiles and prepregs to heavy-duty materials.Gerber and Virtek Vision supply equipment to composites center CompositesWorld
The Long Island Forum for Technology's (LIFT) new Composite Prototyping Center (CPC) will have a GERBERcutter and Virtek LaserEdge system, for helping manufacturers and for training.HITCO selects Plataine software CompositesWorld
HITCO Carbon Composites will use Plataine's Total Production Optimizer software to improve manufacturing efficiencies and throughput.Flow International to be acquired by private equity firm CompositesWorld
New York-based American Industrial Partners will purchase Washington-based waterjet manufacturer Flow International for more than $200 million.