AFPT GmbH

Developed, manufactures and markets laser-assisted automated tape placement technology for thermoplastic composites.

Trinkbornstrasse 10
Doerth, 56281 DE

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JEC COMPOSITES 2009 Product Showcase
Despite the doleful state of the global economy, the turnout in Paris — exhibitors and visitors — proved surprisingly strong.

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JEC Composites 2009 showcase
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Product Categories of AFPT GmbH

Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Automatic tape layers
  • Automated fiber placement machines
  • Filament winding machines and software controls