Automated Dry Fibre Placement of Complex Geometries

Laura Veldenz, Byung Chul Kim, Kevin Potter, Peter Giddings

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Using an automated manufacturing process such as Automated Dry Fibre Placement (ADFP) for complex geometries can be expensive and time consuming if it is developed with a trial and error approach as it is often the case in industry. This work aims to:
understand of the fundamental aspects of the ADFP by employing the principle of the pyramid of testing.
using this understanding to reduce the development time of complex geometries.
This work shows the progression of the fibre volume fraction (Vf) throughout the process, highlighting the impact of the manufacturing process on the preform and laminate quality.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2018
EventCIMComp Hub and IDC Open Day 2018 - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jul 201810 Jul 2018


ConferenceCIMComp Hub and IDC Open Day 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Dry fibre material
  • Automated Dry Fibre Placement
  • Automated Fibre Placement
  • Vacuum assisted Resin Transfer Moulding (VaRTM)


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