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Published: 2/8/2019

Kanfit receives new AFP robot
The automated fiber placement system will be used to develop and manufacture complex carbon fiber composite structures that have traditionally been made using hand layup.

Published: 1/7/2019

General Atomics Aeronautical developing tool-less thermoplastics composites process
Aerospace manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI, San Diego, CA, US) is developing a novel process for the fabrication of thermoplastic composite structures that obviates the need for traditional molds or tooling.

Published: 1/3/2019

IAI launches new production line for F-35 wing skins
Israel Aerospace Industries has launched a new automatic fiber placement line for composite skins for the F-35 wings.

Published: 12/10/2018

Mikrosam delivers multi-material AFP system to Brandenburg University of Technology
The 8-axis robotic AFP machine is reportedly capable of automated and precise placement of thermoplastic fibers, thermoset prepregs and dry-fiber material.

Published: 11/5/2018

New technologies and markets at World of Filament Winding event
Nov. conference features winding developments with robots, automated fiber placement, additive manufacturing and emerging markets.

Published: 10/10/2018

NIAR selects Coriolis Composites to provide thermoplastics capable AFP system
The new system will contribute to NIAR’s technology development efforts in the area of three-dimensional thermoplastics automation.

Published: 9/18/2018

FPC to explore new production concepts for lightweight components
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened a new Fiber Placement Center in Meitingen, Germany.

Published: 9/13/2018

NIAR makes strides in additive manufacturing and automated composites technologies
The National Institute for Aviation Research joins ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence and also makes progress in ATL efforts.

Published: 9/7/2018

Coriolis Group acquires filament winding specialist MF TECH
Parent company of Coriolis Composites completes first external growth operation, strengthening its industrial robotics for composites manufacturing.

Published: 8/6/2018

Cevotec extends Fiber Patch Placement to sandwich structures, large aerostructures and enables combining with AFP
Automated preforming and layup process addresses core materials, as well as both continuous AFP and patch FPP reinforcements.