On the development of multi-material Automated Fibre Placement technology

Laura Veldenz, Mattia Di Francesco, Anastasia Koutsomitopoulou, Giuseppe Dell'Anno, Kevin Potter

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Abstract

While Automated Fibre Placement machines are commercially available and being utilised in some industrial settings for the automated manufacture of preforms, full definition of the material-dependent process parameters and their effect on the preform quality/features are not yet thoroughly understood. Through characterisation of novel, commercial tapes (thermoplastic prepreg and dry-fibres bindered tapes) and analysis of basic deposition trials, the authors define and compare the processing variables required to lay-up the different materials.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2015
Event10th International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites - Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Jun 201625 Jun 2016

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Manufacturing of Advanced Composites
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period24/06/1625/06/16

Keywords

  • Automated Fibre Placement
  • AFP
  • Preform
  • Thermoset
  • Thermoplastic
  • Dry-Fibre
  • Robotic manufacturing

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