Conbility's tape placement applicator installed at Technical Center AIMEN in Spain
The system boasts a multifunctional range of usage: it accomplishes laser-assisted thermoplastic tape placement, IR-assisted thermoset prepreg placement and dry fiber placement.
Conbility GmbH (Aachen, Germany) has announced that its PrePro 3D tape placement and winding applicator has been installed at the Technology Center AIMEN (O Porriño, Spain). The modular tape placement applicator was delivered in Oct. 2018.
The system boasts a multifunctional range of usage: it accomplishes laser-assisted thermoplastic tape placement, IR-assisted thermoset prepreg placement and dry fiber placement: Three technologies included in one single modular system.
The PrePro 3D tape placement and winding applicator is available as modular tool with decentral control system and HMI (including closed-loop control of energy input into the processing zone) for the “plug-in” implementation in existing robot systems or machine systems by standard interfaces for the communication with the master control system. Conbility provides the single applicator as well as turn-key ready systems including the robot and handling systems.
The PrePro 3D head is based on 25 years of development work at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT, Aachen, Germany) regarding laser-assisted tape processing with in-situ consolidation.
This post is courtesy of the CompositesWorld and AZL Aachen GmbH media partnership.
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