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Published: 1/16/2020

Plug-and-produce AFP system installed in one day and debuts at composites automation center
Addcomposites completes installations of its AFP-XS toolhead at KUKA Finland and SAM|XL in Netherlands.

Published: 12/4/2019

Mikrosam to supply GKN Fokker with AFP, consolidation equipment for thermoplastic composites
The suite of equipment includes Mikrosam’s latest automated fiber placement (AFP) machine, slitting equipment for thermoplastic prepregs and a custom-engineered thermoplastic consolidating machine.

Published: 11/8/2019

Kordsa partners with University of Sheffield research center
Kordsa, the University of Sheffield and Sabancı University will collaborate on advanced composites research for aerospace and automotive applications.

Published: 10/11/2019

Bindatex enables flexibility to NCC for AFP projects
The composites and advanced materials precision slitting company reports increased orders from the National Composites Centre.

Published: 10/8/2019

First Toray LM-PAEK laminate for Clean Sky MECATESTERS project
KVE Composites Group and Rescoll cooperate in GKN Fokker-led project to develop micromechanical characterization of thermoplastic co-consolidated joints for aircraft fuselages

Published: 9/23/2019

Airborne, NCC to develop AFP data warehouse architecture
Using the National Composites Centre’s Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) machine, the project will develop a data warehouse to connect automation with digitalization and enable Industry 4.0.

Published: 7/31/2019

Airbus selects MSC Software's MaterialCenter platform
The software platform will enable Airbus to more easily manage material workflow from one database across divisions.

Published: 7/26/2019

Addcomposites introduces plug & play AFP/ATL for cost-effective composites manufacturing
New AFP-XS turns any robotic arm into an automated composites manufacturing system.

Published: 7/24/2019

EU project “ComMUnion” develops industrial process for hybrid metal and polymer-matrix composites
Laser textured steel is joined with continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic stiffeners using  laser-assisted tape placement for joined structure without adhesives.

Published: 6/24/2019

National Composites Centre purchases Coriolis C5 robotic gantry AFP
Developed for rate production of large, complex composite structures, C5 will be part of world’s most advanced, flexible dry-fiber deposition cell.