Accudyne Systems Inc.
210 Executive Drive
Newark , DE 19702 US
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Revolutionizing the composites cost paradigm, Part 2: Forming
Boeing-led parts trials explore infusion, compression molding and thermoplastics, offering lessons and supply chain options to better compete with aluminum.
Automation options arise for labor-intensive composites
Typically labor-intensive fabrication processes have more automation options as new technology works in concert with operators to improve efficiency.
CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Accudyne Systems
Accudyne Systems is highlighting its custom automation equipment for producing intermediary materials, preforms and finished parts.
CAMX 2018 preview: Accudyne Systems
Accudyne Systems (Newark, DE, US) is featuring its line of of customized automation equipment for producing intermediary materials, preforms and finished parts.
Consolidating thermoplastic composite aerostructures in place, Part 2
Thermoplastic composite structures could eliminate the autoclave and fasteners, but will a one- or two-step process prevail?
Consolidating thermoplastic composite aerostructures in place, Part 1
After more than 30 years of development, in-situ consolidation is nearing its promise to eliminate fasteners and the autoclave, and enable an integrated, multifunctional airframe.
20 years of automating composites
Accudyne Systems provides solutions to complex processing challenges, like its recent Small Parts Laminator that picks, places and forms plies in one minute.
Automating the CH-53K’s composite flexbeams
Accudyne doubles the part production rate and eliminates layup errors through stepwise automation of this primary structure’s complex hand layup process.
Composites automation: Trending smaller and robotic
Although AFP and automated tape laying (ATL) lamination technologies are widely used in the aircraft industry, market conditions in the past few years are driving some changes in composites equipment supplier product lines. Consultant Carroll Grant explains why.
Status update on composites automation
Consultant Carroll Grant reviews progress made in recent years toward greater variety in automated composites processing machine sizes configurations and capabilities.
AFP/ATL design-to-manufacture: Bridging the gap
Managing production of a structure made via fiber or tape placement often requires software-aided manipulation of the subtle differences between that which is designed and that which can be manufactured.
ATL and AFP: Defining the megatrends in composite aerostructures
Automated tape laying and automated fiber placement technologies take a key enabling role in production of today’s — and tomorrow’s — composite-airframed commercial jets.
Managing multi-axis manufacturing
Much early computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery served short-run military and space programs where cost per part was too high to be acceptable in the manufacture of commercial aircraft. Now, Automated CNC machinery moves toward volume production and part-specific design.
Part-Purpose Manufacturing Simplifies Composite Part Production
The historically high cost of prepreg-based composite parts is often due to the painstaking hand layup that is required to create them. “It will be impossible to sustain composite part manufacturing levels that meet stringent quality standards if commercial OEMs rely only on manual labor,” contends John Melilli, VP of
- Automatic tape layers
- Bladder molding equipment (formerly pressure bag)
- Continuous laminating machines
- Automated fiber placement machines
- Filament winding machines and software controls
- Impregnation lines
- Roll-wrapping machines (not tables)
- Spray booths
- Vacuum formers
- Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding equipment (VARTM
- Other primary manufacturing equipment
- Auxiliary processing equipment
- Computer controls and software
- Robotic handling equipment
- Splicing devices
- Tensioning equipment