Automated dry material placement

DANOBAT's Automated Dry Material Placement (ADMP) system is used to automate the deposit of dry fabric during composites fabrication.

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DANOBAT Composites (Elgoibar, Spain) announced on June 19 that the company is developing highly specialized solutions to automate manufacturing with dry composite material. Automated Dry Material Placement (ADMP) is used to automate the deposit of dry reinforcement fabrics for use with infusion-based composites manufacturing processes, including resin transfer molding (RTM). DANOBAT says manufacture of a wing skin or frame is feasible with ADMP. 

Asier Gandarías Mintegi, CEO DANOBAT Composites, says, “Current manufacturing processes for prepreg are labor-intensive and costly. Using dry material we can manufacture highly integrated composite structures while reducing assembly costs, and replacing manual steps with automation. As a result, we can deposit fabric at a rate 100 times faster than current processes. We’ve also reduced material costs by 50 percent. These are extremely significant results, which have been demonstrated to work, and this is only the beginning.”

DANOBAT Composites is a division of the DANOBAT GROUP, a global manufacturer of specialized machine tools and production systems. The DANOBAT GROUP represents the machine-tool business of Mondragon Corp., one of the largest industrial holding companies in Europe with more than €15 billion in sales and more than 83,000 employees worldwide.