Layups go industrial with hand-like grippers that can fold fabric or prepreg into corners and robot-mounted cameras that inspect from fabric to cut plies to fiber gaps in final preforms.
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Our guest in episode 6 of CW Talks: The Composites Podcast is James Austin, CEO of Switzerland-based North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT). Austin talk about his early work in composites serving aerospace customers, before migrating to marine composites and, now, his current job leading material and automation specialist NTPT.
N12 Technologies Inc. (Cambridge, MA, US) is showing its NanoSitch sheet products, featuring vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNTs), which add toughness, impact resistance and fatigue tolerance to composites, enabling lighter, thinner laminates for prepreg or resin film layups.