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Published: 5/17/2019

NIAR begins construction on new ATL, AFP lab
The Advanced Laboratory for Aerospace System (ATLAS) will develop manufacturing protocols for automated fiber placement (AFP) and automated tape laying (ATL) for aircraft systems.

Published: 5/10/2019

TxV Aero Composites complies with AS9100 standards
The aerospace supplier has received AS9100 and ISO 9001:2015 certifications for its automated thermoplastic composite part manufacturing facility.

Published: 4/30/2019

Spirit AeroSystems acquires robotic Electroimpact AFP machine
The new machine, featuring an upgraded AFP head said to place material more than twice as fast as traditional machines, will be devoted to research and development.

Published: 3/27/2019

Wichita State University receives $2 million grant to advance aerospace composites
The grant will fund equipment for a NIAR-led project aimed at developing protocols for AFP processes in manufacturing thermoplastic aircraft structures. 

Published: 3/15/2019

The Fiber Placement Center of SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV add Cevotec and Coriolis Composites as partners
Cevotec and Coriolis Composites will contribute their own fiber placement and automation technologies to the FPC facility, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.

Published: 2/8/2019

Kanfit receives new AFP robot
The automated fiber placement system will be used to develop and manufacture complex carbon fiber composite structures that have traditionally been made using hand layup.

Published: 1/7/2019

General Atomics Aeronautical developing tool-less thermoplastics composites process
Aerospace manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI, San Diego, CA, US) is developing a novel process for the fabrication of thermoplastic composite structures that obviates the need for traditional molds or tooling.

Published: 1/3/2019

IAI launches new production line for F-35 wing skins
Israel Aerospace Industries has launched a new automatic fiber placement line for composite skins for the F-35 wings.

Published: 12/10/2018

Mikrosam delivers multi-material AFP system to Brandenburg University of Technology
The 8-axis robotic AFP machine is reportedly capable of automated and precise placement of thermoplastic fibers, thermoset prepregs and dry-fiber material.

Published: 11/5/2018

New technologies and markets at World of Filament Winding event
Nov. conference features winding developments with robots, automated fiber placement, additive manufacturing and emerging markets.