CAMX 2018 preview: Accudyne Systems
Appears in Print as: 'Bespoke automated composites manufacturing equipment'
Accudyne Systems (Newark, DE, US) is featuring its line of of customized automation equipment for producing intermediary materials, preforms and finished parts. Equipment developed by Accudyne includes automated fiber placement machines, flat charge laminators, stringer formers, cross-ply laminators, de-bulking systems, noodle formers, pick-and-place laminators, kitting machines, bladder wrappers and robotic tool management. The company’s equipment supports production activities for the Boeing 787, Airbus A350, Gulfstream G600, the V-22 Osprey and other commercial and military aircraft.
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