Automated Dynamics

Manufactures advanced composite structures and high-performance automation equipment. Develops innovative additive manufacturing processes — Automated Fiber Placement — that deliver strong, lightweight structures for extreme engineering environments. Works with clients in the aerospace, defense, automotive, oilfield, and commercial/industrial markets.

2 Commerce Park Dr.
Niskayuna, NY 12309 US


A Message from Automated Dynamics

Cutting-Edge Automation & Complex Composite Structures

Automated Dynamics manufactures right-sized automated fiber placement and automated tape laying for both thermoplastic and thermoset applications.

Cutting-Edge Automation & Complex Composite Structures

Automated Dynamics uses automated fiber placement, automated tape laying, and other automated processes to manufacture composite structures.

Cutting-Edge Automation & Complex Composite Structures

In addition to their over 30 years of experience, Automated Dynamics has delivered more than 50 machines in 17 countries and has produced hundreds of thousands of composite structures in-house.

As Seen In CompositesWorld

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Trelleborg finalizes Automated Dynamics acquisition
Automated Dynamics specializes in the development of customized automated fiber placement (AFP) solutions for high-performance composite parts and structures.

Real-time automated ply inspection (RTAPI) system: CW’s series on automated inspection methods
More composites being used in aircraft, and the pressure for higher production rates means new technologies for automated, in-process inspection while the part is being fabricated. Groups around the world are working on this, and making great strides. 

Automated Dynamics installs laser heating system at University of Sheffield
It will help provide the next generation of engineers exposure to the types of processes and technologies that will advance the composites industry.

CAMX 2016 preview: Automated Dynamics
Automated Dynamics (Schenectady, NY) will present its automated composite production capabilities.

Automated Dynamics moves into new facility
Along with the expansion, Automated Dynamics will increase its workforce by more than 60% over the next five years.

OOA: Thermoplastic alternative targets performance spec
CF/PEEK helicopter driveshaft’s toughness trumps traditional metric.

Automated Dynamics adds laser-based heating to tech center AFP machine
The Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT) in New York is adding laser-based heating to its automated fiber placement machine, used for thermoplastic composites fabrication.

Automated Dynamics to work on NASA research program
Automated Dynamics’ composite production and laser-based fiber placement technology was chosen by NASA for continued research and development.

Automated Dynamics to work on NASA research program
The company will focus efforts on its sophisticated laser based heating system used in the automated fiber placement (AFP) of thermoplastic composite (TPC) structures.

Automated Dynamics receives patent
The new patent covers methods to automate the incorporation of lightning strike protection material into a composite structure.

A critical market sector: Downhole composites in oil and gas
Tremendous secrecy and non-disclosure has kept this profitable composites application out of the spotlight, while it has enabled the current shale oil energy boom.

CAMX 2014 exhibit previews, part 2
With CAMX 2014 less than a week away (Oct. 13-16, Orlando, Fla.), CompositesWorld offers a final glimpse of some of the products, technologies and services that you will find in booths in the Exhibit Hall. During the show, we'll keep you informed and up-to-date with the CAMX Show Daily, which will be distributed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the show. Safe travels to Orlando and we look forward to seeing you at the conference and trade show.

CAMX 2014 preview: Automated Dynamics
Thermoplastic resin and fiber and tape placement specialist Automated Dynamics (Schenectady, N.Y.) is featuring in its booth several parts and structures it has helped develop, incluing a helicopter tail boom, thermoplastic driveshafts, thermoplastic floor panels and more.

U.S. Navy tests show PEEK Tg same dry or wet
Automated Dynamics says recent U.S. Navy tests show the dry and wet glass transition temperatures of PEEK-based composites are the same, due to low moisture uptake of PEEK at less than 0.2 percent.

Laser heating for thermoplastic, thermoset fiber placement
Automated Dynamics reports that it has developed a laser-based resin curing technology for automated fiber placement of thermoplastic or thermoset prepregs.

Automated Dynamics sells AFP to research center
The automated fiber placement (AFP) system will be used by the Long Island Forum for Technology in Bethpage, N.Y., USA.

Building a better tail boom
Out-of-autoclave carbon fiber/thermoplastic demonstrator is a 30 percent lighter drop-in replacement for an existing aluminum design.

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.

AMRC Composite Centre moves into new facilities
The University of Sheffield (U.K.) Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has moved its Composite Centre into new facilities that expand the organization's design, manufacturing, assembly and structural testing services.

Automated Dynamics delivers fiber placement head to AMRC
Automated Dynamics' new interchangeable fiber placement head will be used on the fiber placement robot that was already supplied by AD; the four-tow, quarter-inch head will be used in research at the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

Product Categories of Automated Dynamics

Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Automatic tape layers
  • Automated fiber placement machines
Tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Metal
      • Metal, aluminum
      • Metal, steel
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • Mandrel extractors, hydraulic
    • Mandrel extractors, pneumatic
    • Robotic handling equipment
    • Used auxiliary equipment
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Autoclave cure
    • Automatic tape laying
    • Compression molding
    • Continuous laminating
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Fiber placement
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Prototyping
  • Thermoset materials
    • Autoclave cure
    • Automatic tape laying
    • Compression molding
    • Continuous laminating
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Fiber placement
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Prototyping
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, aircraft interior
  • Aerospace, fuselage/wing
  • Aerospace, radomes
  • Armor, composite
  • Automotive, body panels & substructures
  • Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
  • Ceramic matrix composites
  • Flywheels, composite
  • Infrastructure, composite
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Laminate sheets, solid
  • Marine, other
  • Pressure vessels
  • Profiles
  • Rods
  • Tubes
  • Other composite structures
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Product design
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, process development
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials