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Published: 10/29/2013

Automated fiber placement capabilities explored in Knowledge Center
CGTech's automated fiber placement (AFP) Knowledge Center on the CompositesWorld website features a presentation that explores part programming, machine functionality, part geometry, play boundary shapes, lay-down path trajectory and more.

Published: 9/17/2013

Dieffenbacher acquires Fiberforge tape layup technology
Although USA-based Fiberforge recently closed its doors, its Relay automated tape placement technology was seen as viable and attractive.

Published: 8/6/2013

France-based Fives completes acquisition of MAG Americas
France-based Fives emphasizes the importance of access to composites markets as a major motivating factor for the acquisition.

Published: 6/24/2013

Automated Dynamics sells AFP to research center
The automated fiber placement (AFP) system will be used by the Long Island Forum for Technology in Bethpage, N.Y., USA.

Published: 6/3/2013

NCDMM selects Ingersoll Machine Tools for AFRL project
The Rockford, Ill.-based machine tool mainstay will partner with the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (Blairsville, Pa.) on a Defense Wide Manufacturing Science and Technology project managed by the Air Force Research Laborato...

Published: 4/8/2013

New BMI fiber-placement machine unveiled at F-35 suppliers conference
MAG Americas has introduced the 7-axis BMI Viper automated fiber placement (AFP) machine to speed production of the composite structures on the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.

Published: 3/18/2013

Ingersoll expands its footprint with a new customer center
The company's Customer Support Center is located near Munich.

Published: 2/11/2013

CompositesWorld launches ATL/AFP Knowledge Center
The ATL/AFP Knowledge Center, sponsored by CGTech, provides basic information on automated tape laying (ATL) and automated fiber placement (AFP), including programming, producability, simulation and more.

Published: 2/4/2013

Boeing's new Salt Lake City facility to have MTorres equipment
Contour tape layer machines will be up and running by mid-2014.

Published: 11/26/2012

AFP/laser projection integration a first
Operators reportedly can use a single interface to seamlessly monitor and control both the AFP machine and the laser projection system.