Automating Composite Part Production


The transition from hand layup to automated composites manufacturing is difficult, time consuming, and costly endeavor with many barriers to make the switch. 


Roadmap to Automated Composites Manufacturing

Below is a whitepaper and webinar that were created to make the benefits and considerations of the transitional process apparent and therefore easier to navigate. Through the outline of a business case for automation and considerations of machine type the readers and viewers will be well-equipped to determine the appropriateness of automation for their composites manufacturing. The whitepaper can be found here.

Topics Covered:

  • Identify considerations regarding transitioning to an automated composites manufacturing process.
  • Understand important facets when selecting automated composites machinery.
  • Make critical decisions regarding the suitability of switching to an automatic manufacturing process

Roadmap to Composites Automation Webinar.

Utilizing a DigitalTwin to Optimize AFP and ATL Processes

The days of trying to prove the legitimacy of AFP and ATL technology have passed. The difficulty no longer lies with validating the concepts, but instead with figuring out how to maximize the potential of automation. Money fades whenever this equipment performs non-value-added tasks. Consequently, AFP and ATL owners want to eliminate unnecessary operations so the machines can focus on production. Through the use of the “digital twin” and simulation tools, composites programmers can optimize their programs before they ever run, thus increasing up-time and freeing the system to manufacture valuable products.


Optimizing Composites Automation Webinar.