Broetje-Automation GmbH

Integrated automated manufacturing systems for aerospace manufacturers. Robots, tools, transport solutions.

Am Autobahnkreuz 14
Rastede, D-26180 DE

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Research project claims CFRP part production at half cost, faster throughput
The iComposite 4.0 project, led by Schuler AG and its partners, has tested its new production process with carbon fiber-reinforced plastic automotive prototype parts.

Elk Grove Technology Park in Chicago

Broetje-Automation to establish U.S. headquarters in Chicago
Long-term lease with Elk Grove Technology Park is part of the company’s plans for an increased footprint in the North American market.

composite automated fiber placement

Broetje-Automation enlarges AFP portfolio for serial composite production
The STAXX product line of automated fiber placement (AFP) machining centers is designed for both thermoplastic and thermoset composite applications.

AZL OPTO-Light project for thermoplastic-overmolded thermoset composites parts

Thermoplastic overmolded thermosets, 2-minute cycle, one cell
Adhesive-free, functionalized hybrid composites enabled by industry-first, integrated molding cell.

Five more exciting months in composites for 2017
As I write this column, we in the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing the “dog days of summer,” that period from early July until late August when outdoor temperatures and humidity are the highest, and, it seems, business activity is at its lowest.

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Automated Preforming, Part 1: Numbers and Landscape
CW’s multi-blog series on preforming begins with an overview and quick look at the numbers: 1-minute take time, 10-15 seconds per layer, 490-kg/hr and 3.5 million parts/year. Are you ready for serial CFRP production?

GKN A350 spar program update
Automated fiber placement to replace established tape laying/drape forming process for the composite rear spars on the new midsize commercial passenger jet.

Product Categories of Broetje-Automation GmbH

Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • Material handling equipment
    • Robotic handling equipment
    • Other auxiliary equipment
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, process development