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Published: 10/31/2013

Dry fiber tape placement with laser-based thermoplastic consolidation
Fraunhofer IPT introduced at Composites Europe 2013, in Stuttgart, Germany, a new automated tape placement (ATP) system that employs lasers for the placement of dry continuous fiber tapes with in-situ consolidation of thermoplastic resin matrix.

Published: 8/30/2013

Head switches from fiber placement to tape laying
Fives Machining Systems Inc. has introduced a new GEMINI composite processing system that can switch in minutes from automated fiber placement to automated tape laying.

Published: 8/30/2013

Laser heating for thermoplastic, thermoset fiber placement
Automated Dynamics reports that it has developed a laser-based resin curing technology for automated fiber placement of thermoplastic or thermoset prepregs.

Published: 4/30/2013

Increased fiber placement automation
MAG IAS has developed a new system that reduces automatic fiber placement system downtime by automatically exchanging cut/clamp/restart (CCR) units that need service for fresh units.

Published: 6/1/2012

Automated tape-laying venture
Fraunhofer ICT touted its growing array of innovative processing approaches. One, in cooperation with Fiberforge Corp., involves production of high-performance structural parts, typically for automotive applications, using Fiberforge’s RELAY 2000 au...

Published: 3/23/2012

Vertical gantry fiber placement system
MAG IAS has introduced the VIPER 7000, a vertical gantry fiber placement system.

Published: 1/25/2012

Lab scale fiber placement machine
Automated Dynamics has introduced the Research Workcell, a small-scale, self-contained robotic automated fiber placement (AFP) machine designed to be an affordable and flexible piece of research and development equipment for higher education institu...

Published: 1/25/2012

Integrated AFP/ATL machine
MAG IAS has introduced the new GEMINI Composite Processing System, a manufacturing system capable of switching within minutes from automated fiber placement (AFP) to automated tape laying (ATL).

Published: 1/18/2012

Fiber placement programming software introduced to European market
CGTech reported on Jan. 18 that it will introduce to the European market its VERICUT Composites Paths for Engineers (VCPe) at the 2012 JEC Composites show.

Published: 11/1/2011

Laser-based heating for fiber placement
Automated fiber placement (AFP) machinery manufacturer Automated Dynamics reports that it is testing the use of a laser-based heating method for its AFP equipment. Integrated into Automated Dynamics’ fiber placement technology, it will replace and/o...