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Aerospace

Episode 38: Alan Hiken, Kane Robotics

Alan Hiken, COO of Kane Robotics, talks about historic, current and future composites use in aircraft fuselage structures and the role of automation in next-gen manufacturing environments.

Jeff Sloan
Editor-in-Chief, CompositesWorld

Epoxies

Development of composite isogrid structures using innovative deposition technology

Versatile robotic system integrates in-line towpreg impregnation, offering reduced-cost, high-performance isogrid structures for a variety of industries.

ATL/AFP

NCC unveils AFP/ATL dual system for large, complex structures

The hybrid cell, created in partnership with Electroimpact, can be used individually or together for automated composite manufacturing at a medium- to large-scale level.
#automation #layup

Urban Air Mobility

Axillium to support, manage U.K.’s ASCEND program

Innovation management partner Axillium explains its role in development of the Aerospace and Automotive Supply Chain Enabled Development (ASCEND) program launched in the U.K. in March 2021.
#nextgenaerospace #workforcedevelopment #automation

ATL/AFP

WSU-NIAR adds automated TP welding and tape-slitting capabilities to ATLAS facility

Systems to aid in welding process developments for the joining of composite structures via fusion bonding, and support AFP demands.
#automation

Electroimpact AFP head carbon fiber placement

Evolving AFP for the next generation

‘Aerospace quality at automotive pace’ is the mantra of the supply chain being developed for next-generation commercial aircraft. Automation is evolving to meet the challenge.
#airbus #boeing #787

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Videos / Podcasts

Curing

Episode 38: Alan Hiken, Kane Robotics

Alan Hiken, COO of Kane Robotics, talks about historic, current and future composites use in aircraft fuselage structures and the role of automation in next-gen manufacturing environments.
#777x #787

ATL/AFP

NCC unveils AFP/ATL dual system for large, complex structures

The hybrid cell, created in partnership with Electroimpact, can be used individually or together for automated composite manufacturing at a medium- to large-scale level.
#automation #layup

Prepregs

Challenges of laser-assisted tape winding of thermoplastic composites

Practical solutions for process-related challenges in LATW, which has great potential for pressure vessels and storage tanks.
#troubleshooter

Fabrics/Preforms

Carbon Axis XCell strengthens AFP capabilities at Compositadour

New robotic cell will expand testing, prototyping and pre-series production for industries looking to automate composites preforming.
#automation

Glass Fibers

Effman installs AFP-XS as part of project to enable AFP for SMEs

uCOMP project with Addcomposites and Quebec partners demonstrates new woven tape and high-permeability preforms for resin infusion in <2 minutes.

ATL/AFP

Novel dry tape for liquid molded composites

MTorres seeks to enable next-gen aircraft and open new markets for composites with low-cost, high-permeability tapes and versatile, high-speed production lines.
#automation #outofautoclave #windblades

Aerospace

Manufacturing the upper half of the Multifunctional Fuselage Demonstrator (MFFD)

Proving industrial reliability for low-cost thermoplastic composites production using AFP in-situ consolidation, as well as continuous ultrasonic and resistance welding.
#cleansky #paek

Carbon Fibers

Development of composite isogrid structures using innovative deposition technology

Versatile robotic system integrates in-line towpreg impregnation, offering reduced-cost, high-performance isogrid structures for a variety of industries.

Aerospace

NCC unveils AFP/ATL dual system for large, complex structures

The hybrid cell, created in partnership with Electroimpact, can be used individually or together for automated composite manufacturing at a medium- to large-scale level.
#automation #layup

Aerospace

Axillium to support, manage U.K.’s ASCEND program

Innovation management partner Axillium explains its role in development of the Aerospace and Automotive Supply Chain Enabled Development (ASCEND) program launched in the U.K. in March 2021.
#nextgenaerospace #workforcedevelopment #automation

ATL/AFP

WSU-NIAR adds automated TP welding and tape-slitting capabilities to ATLAS facility

Systems to aid in welding process developments for the joining of composite structures via fusion bonding, and support AFP demands.
#automation

Filament Winding

Heraeus, University of Sheffield AMRC partner to develop innovative composite technologies

Tier 2 membership enables Heraeus Noblelight to explore filament winding capabilities using its humm3 technology for rapid layup of thermosets, dry fiber and thermoplastics.
#weaving #automation

ATL/AFP

France Relance award granted to Omega Systèmes for automated composite slitting solutions 

Central to the OMEGA-WEB 2022 will be inline automated inspection, and large-scale production of composite parts via AFP, ATL to accelerate the aerospace sector.
#automation

NEW PRODUCTS: ATL/AFP

ATL/AFP

Borflex releases compacting AFP roller range

Applicable to thermoset or thermoplastic prepregs, the Fiberroll compacting roller range ensure optimal surface appearance, rugosity and geometry while avoiding material adherence.

Curing

CompoTech launches standard range for carbon finer epoxy beams

Produced via AFP and precision press molded results in a high-strength carbon epoxy composite beam with 10-15% higher stiffness in the axial direction.
#precursor #continuousfiberAM #autoclave

ATL/AFP

Grid/skin structures explained

Composites expert and veteran Stephen Tsai and automated tape and fiber placement specialist MTorres have published “Composite Double-Double and Grid/Skin Structures: Low Weight/Low Cost Design and Manufacturing,” a design and manufacturing guide for the fabrication of grid-stiffened composite structures.

ATL/AFP

Web Industries releases brochures highlighting aerospace composites solutions

The downloadable brochures highlight Web’s automation development center and its suite of aerospace solutions.

Aerospace

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.
#layup #composites4_0 #cuttingtools

ATL/AFP

Mikrosam automates thermoplastic composites with toolless multi-robot placement system

Mikrosam (Prilep, Macedonia) introduces an automated process for fabrication of thermoplastic composites without the use of molds or tools.
#autoclave #layup