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.
Eastman Machine Co. (Buffalo, N.Y., USA) will introduce at CAMX a new automatic cutting system model and demonstrate several composites-configured manual cutting machines.Universal ultrasonic cutting tools CompositesWorld
Geiss LLC has developed a one-piece sonotrode and cutter for cutting and shaping a broad range of honeycomb core materials including paper, Nomex, aluminum and stainless steel.Wide-format flat cutting system CompositesWorld
AZCO Corp. has introduced a shear cut traveling knife assembly ideal for cutting material up to 1,400 mm/55 inches wide and 3 mm to 55 mm (0.1 to 2.2 inches) thick.Automated cutting accelerates CompositesWorld
Software/hardware advances and peripheral equipment make flatbed cutters essential to automated production scenarios.Biz Brief: HPC March 2014 CompositesWorld
LIFT installs GERBERcutter and Virtek vision system.