Fiber Patch Placement in aerostructures: Investigation on material equivalency

Fiber Patch Placement in aerostructures: Investigation on material equivalency   Fiber Patch Placement is an advanced technology for automated fiber lay-up of geometrically complex composites and reinforcements. The individual orientation of each fiber patch along load paths opens new potential for applications in aerospace. However, since the Fiber Patch Placement laminates uses discontinuous fibers, the…

R&D project: MAI ACoSaLUS (Automated Composite Sandwich Lay-Up System)

R&D project: MAI ACoSaLUS (Automated Composite Sandwich Lay-Up System) Research and development of automation techniques for the efficient production of composite sandwich components with new and further to be developed processes, methods, and materials.     Fiber Patch Placement for the efficient production of composite sandwich parts: Automatization of the production of composite sandwich parts…

Improving storage efficiency of composite tanks

Improving storage efficiency of composite tanks Automated dome reinforcements with Fiber Patch Placement yield 15 % improvements in weight & cost     Powered mobility is on route to zero emission. For passenger cars, the current trend is to increase the fleet of battery-powered electric vehicles (EV). However, when it comes to long-haul transport, buses,…

Operating box cover with Premium Aerotec

Operating box cover with Premium Aerotec Repurposing left-over AFP material with Fiber Patch Placement technology   Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) processes can suffer from high amounts of scrapping virgin material left-overs at bobbin changes, a problem for manufacturers that translates into considerable economical losses of up to € 500,000.- per year and AFP unit. Permium…

Relevance of virtual product development for lightweight technologies

Relevance of virtual product development for lightweight technologies   The improvement of energy and resource efficiency of moving masses plays an important role in terms of sustainable strategies for CO2 reduction. Significant weight savings can be achieved through applications of innovative and cost-attractive manufacturing technologies such as composite technologies or construction in multi-material-design. This consequently…