Lay-up automation for complex, multi-material composites

Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) technology offers a new combination of productivity, exibility and costs. It enables automation for complex 3D shapes, multi-material composites and tailored reinforcements. Robots, equipped with form-adaptable placement grippers, position individual fiber patches (plies) precisely onto complex tool shapes. It’s a fully automated process, as material is continuously cut from a tape feed, and it works with a broad range of prepreg and dry-fiber materials (carbon, glass, adhesives, and more). A dedicated software simplifies the creation of patch laminates and, equipped with a digital twin of the production system, performs a fully automated robot programming. This is the technology for the next generation of complex composites structures. Read on to learn more!

 

Benefits

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    Digitized, automated process chain
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    100% in-process raw material control
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    Multi-material layup capability
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    20% – 60% cost & time savings

SAMBA production systems

Based on Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) technology, SAMBA lay-up systems work with a broad range of material systems, both prepreg and dry-fiber, enabling manufacturers to automate the lay-up of complex-shaped, multi-material composite structures. The systems also feature self-corrective control systems for material conditions and positioning accuracy.

ARTIST STUDIO software

ARTIST STUDIO is the dedicated software suite for Fiber Patch Placement technology. It enables a full digital thread and supports engineers in the creation of patch laminates through technology-specific lay-up features. The integrated CAM module programs the SAMBA system robots fully automated.

PATCH ARTIST (FPP-CAD)
PATCH ARTIST (FPP-CAD)
MOTION ARTIST (FPP-CAM)
MOTION ARTIST (FPP-CAM)

FPP at a glance

Test your ideas & realize your vision

Cevotec operates an FPP Competence Center near Munich for developing automated lay-up processes for composite structures with sizes of up to 2 m x 3 m. Composite producers are invited to get in touch and learn how FPP can save 20% – 60% in production cost & time when switching to FPP. Schedule your personal consultation to discuss those applications that are relevant to you. Learn about available project set-ups to develop demonstrator parts. We offer a suitability and unit-cost analysis upfront at no cost. Take the opportunity to explore new options for your future composites production!

How to get started with FPP

Includes manufacturability assessment, unit cost and time analysis, benefits and ROI estimation. This service is complimentary for you.

>> How much does your application benefit from FPP?

Includes virtual studies, application and demonstrator development, equipment customization, and more.

>> How do you best develop & test your FPP application?

Includes SAMBA lay-up systems, ARTIST STUDIO software, customized patch grippers, quality control systems, and more.

>> Which system configuration is best for your application?

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    Munich-based automation specialist Cevotec enables manufacturers to build complex high-performance composites in high volume and quality. With Fiber Patch Placement based SAMBA systems, Cevotec offers customized, fully automated fiber layup systems with integrated process control for manufacturing complex 3D geometries and multi-material laminates. ARTIST STUDIO is the technology-specific CAD-CAM software for generating patch-based fiber laminates and automated robot programming. Cost and time reductions of 20-60% can be realized when switching from manual layup to Cevotec’s SAMBA systems. Composite manufacturers also benefit from a comprehensive service portfolio, including application-specific customizations and FE-based component development.

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