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 news and development updates of our SAMBA systems with self-corrective process control. As always interesting: our event line-up and award-winning FPP concepts.
Enjoy your read! !
Your Team Cevotec
+49 89 2314 165 0
Reinforce saving: patches in high-pressure vessels
Hydrogen-powered electric vehicles are on the rise. The gas tanks, made out of carbon fiber, need to withstand very high pressures, and hence require a lot of fiber material. Especially the dome areas are difficult to master efficiently with existing technologies. The solution for manufacturers is an intelligent combination of filament winding with dome reinforcement by Fiber Patch Placement, enabling >20% in time & cost savings.
SAMBA’s self-corrective process control
Composites manufacturing experienced notable advancements in automation in recent years; however, the level of process control – and subsequently quality control – for precise fiber layup is still far behind that seen in other manufacturing processes. Fiber Patch Placement offers an automated solution incorporating a new level of self-corrective process control, ensuring both the quality of the parts and the reliability and availability of the production system.
SAMBA Series – modular configuration options
Based on a smart toolbox concept, SAMBA Series FPP cells are customizable to your requirements. The basic system set-up consists of a placement robot with a vision camera and a tool holder or manipulator. Options like automated material handling and cutting units, cameras and sensors for integrated process control, as well as any kind of suitable robot configuration, can be added anytime. The system is digitally implemented into our ARTIST STUDIO software, which allows you to design parts and program the robots fully automated.
Contact us to discuss how to get started with Fiber Patch Placement!
Industry of the Future: And the winner is …
We are happy to announce that Cevotec was honored with the “Materials and Processes of the Future” Award, endowed by SKF as part of the Industry of the Future Challenge. The grand finale took place in June at the Space Campus in Vernon, France. Our Fiber Patch Placement concept convinced the jury of senior executives from SKF, Atos and ArianeGroup.
Haven’t seen you here …
As always Cevotec experts travel the world to promote Fiber Patch Placement technology. John Melilli of our US partner Composite Automation spoke at AeroDef Long Beach about FPP empowering aerospace composite parts manufacturers to increase productivity, part yield and quality while reducing costs. Cevotec’s Chris Fleischfresser spoke at the Composites 4.0 conference in Oxford, UK, about how the discretization of fiber lay-up enables FPP’s self-corrective process control. And our CTO Felix Michl talked about automated multi-material lay-up for aerospace applications at Composites in Aerospace Forum in Zurich, Switzerland.
No time for travel?
See you around?
We are looking forward to meeting you at the following events and conferences.
Global Urban Air Summit
September 03 – 04, 2019
Hall 7, booth C86-18 (Composites Germany Area)
September 10 – 12, 2019
September 23 – 26, 2019
Composites in Motorsport
October 22 – 23, 2019
Hall 3 / 4, booth L74
October 30 – 31, 2019
From the press
There is some news from the press, too. In Aerospace Manufacturing our composites project manager, Dr. Dimitrios Sikoutris, examines the latest advances in multi-material lay-up of aerospace sandwich structures. In Composites Manufacturing you read how Fiber Patch Placement cuts lay-up time and reduces the amount of fiber required for a composite. And in Techniques de l’Ingénieur you can read the interview with Thorsten Gröne on our participation in the Industry of the Future Challenge.
It was a pleasure to share latest development and news with you!
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Have a good time!
Your Team Cevotec