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Published: 1/4/2016

Automated Dynamics adds laser-based heating to tech center AFP machine
The Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT) in New York is adding laser-based heating to its automated fiber placement machine, used for thermoplastic composites fabrication.

Published: 12/7/2015

Flightware wins AFP inspection development contract
The Defense Logistics Agency contract will allow Flightware to develop a time-saving, real-time, automated inspection system for use with automated fiber placement (AFP) systems.

Published: 11/30/2015

NetComposites announces call for papers for Composites Innovation Conference
Composites Innovation 2016 will take place June 22-23rd at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Sheffield, UK.

Published: 11/9/2015

Carbon Fiber presentation to feature patch-based 3D preform technology
Automated production of curvilinear patch-based 3D preforms for high-volume composites fabrication applications will be the focus of a presentation by Dr. Neven Majic of Cevotec GmbH at Carbon Fiber 2015.

Published: 10/23/2015

NCDMM, Ingersoll, Orbital ATK complete automated composites inspection system
The Automated Composite Structure Inspection System achieved a defect detection rate of up to 99.7% on aircraft components produced via automated fiber placement.

Published: 10/5/2015

Boeing purchases six ATL machine from MTorres
The automated tape laying (ATL) machine will be installed at Boeing's Salt Lake City facility.

Published: 10/5/2015

MTorres to provide automated fiber placement machines for Airbus
All main A350 wing components, spars, stringers and skins will be manufactured using the company's automated fiber placement (AFP) technology.

Published: 9/8/2015

FORMAX to emphasize new tech center at Composites Europe
The company's Innovation Centre emphasizes research and development in polymer composites, automation and ceramic composites.

Published: 8/18/2015

Fives patents focus on composites, metals machining
Eight of 10 patents focus on technologies that offer varieties of fiber placement capability for composites fabrication.

Published: 3/16/2015

Automation and fiber placement continue to evolve
Automated fiber placement news at JEC Europe 2015 from North Thin Ply Technology, MTorres and Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc.