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7/26/2019

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Airborne

Originally titled 'Digital portal for composites laminates'
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A new online digital portal for composites laminates will be introduced by Airborne at CAMX.

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Airborne (The Hague, Netherlands), supplier of automated and digital manufacturing solutions for composites, will introduce its latest products at CAMX 2019. These will include systems that perform automated kitting, automated laminating and automated honeycomb potting, as well as a digital online portal for composites, where clients can design and order laminates.  

The Dutch company is going to show its fully automated laminating cell, using tape laying, cutting, and pick and place of composite laminates. Also, Airborne will show its automated honeycomb potting solution to efficiently and accurately fill sandwich honeycomb with potting compound. Airborne also has developed a fully automated manufacturing process for picking, sorting and placing composite plies. This solution can be fully integrated into a cutting table system, which Airborne says will reduce cost and time to convert fiber reinforcement fabric rolls into a sorted kit.   

Airborne also aims to expand its portfolio for composite manufacturing solutions with a digital client portal for ordering laminates. This online platform provides a configured front-end and a back-end connected to the digital system of the production cells. The portal is intended to give consumers direct control over the process, enabling them to make decisions with real-time information. The portal provides direct feedback on the performance, cost and delivery time of a design. 

 

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