Industry 4.0 automation for building complex composites

Industry 4.0 automation for building complex composites With their Fiber Patch Placement system SAMBA, Cevotec empowers aerospace manufacturers to automate the multi-material lay-up of geometrically complex components in one integrated production system, monitored and guided by self-corrective process control. “Commercial aerospace and urban air mobility manufacturers face a challenging problem: Their vehicles have to be…

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Newsletter July

FPP & SAMBA: combination champion, control freak, artist and award winner    Dear friends of Fiber Patch Placement, After a busy and successful spring, we are far away from a summer doldrum. Especially our activities in aerospace are ramping up further and we will soon deliver another FPP system. We’d love to share with you some…

Self-corrective process control in patch-based fiber lay-up

Self-corrective process control in patch-based fiber lay-up Composites manufacturing experienced notable advancements in automation technology in recent years; however, the level of process control – and subsequently quality control – for fiber layup is still far behind that seen with other materials. For today’s advanced technologies like AFP, visual in-process inspection of input material is…

Light-weighting aerospace sandwich-structures

Light-weighting aerospace sandwich-structures Continuously striving for emissions reduction through more efficient structures, aerospace industry relies on the use of composite sandwich structures. Their excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio predestines these structures for weight-restricted applications like radomes, winglets, horizontal and vertical stabilisers, flight control surfaces, aerodynamic fairings or nacelle structures. But in producing all these components, the geometric…

Cevotec sets foot to China

Cevotec sets foot to China As part of a high-ranking delegation of German entrepreneurs and corporates in the aerospace sector, Cevotec took the opportunity in March 2019 to establish contacts with leading Chinese aviation companies. The “Aviation in China” business trip was conducted by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy led by Thomas…

Newsletter April

JEC World review, new SAMBA features and next events to meet each other   Dear friends of Fiber Patch Placement, JEC indeed was a success for Cevotec. Our showpieces at aero & space planet were photographed nearly as often as the Louvre, our booth Q73 was very frequently visited by current and future customers, and…

Cevotec successful at JEC World 2019 and joins Fiber Placement Center

Cevotec successful at JEC World 2019 and joins Fiber Placement Center Newest SAMBA features and stunning showpieces, demonstrating the capabilities of Fiber Patch Placement, fascinated visitors of the world’s leading composites trade show. “JEC World 2019 show was definitely a success for Cevotec”, states Thorsten Groene, Managing Director of Cevotec. “The newest SAMBA features and…

SAMBA Multi

Automated multi-material fiber placement by Cevotec at JEC World 2019

Automated multi-material fiber placement by Cevotec at JEC World 2019 SAMBA goes multi-material: At JEC World 2019 Cevotec presents latest Fiber Patch Placement developments. Featuring a multi-material feeding unit, SAMBA Multi production cells automate the time- and cost-intensive multi-material lay-up of aerospace sandwich components. Up to now, manufacturing multi-material components requires a lot of time-consuming…