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…

NIAR (Wichita, USA) successfully commissioned Cevotec’s SAMBA Pro Prepreg system

NIAR (Wichita, USA) successfully commissioned Cevotec’s SAMBA Pro Prepreg system The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU) expands its portfolio of future composites production technologies with Cevotec’s SAMBA Pro Prepreg system. As the first Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) system on U.S. soil, it strengthens NIAR’s leading position in aerospace and…

New R&D collaboration MAI ACoSaLUS – Automated Composite Sandwich Lay-Up System

New R&D collaboration MAI ACoSaLUS – Automated Composite Sandwich Lay-Up System Together with GKN Aerospace Deutschland GmbH, TUM – Chair of Carbon Composites, SGL Carbon, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, and under the co-founding authority of Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, Cevotec started a pioneering R&D project: The full automation of…

SAMBA Rolling Motion

SAMBA in rolling motion

SAMBA in rolling motion One of the core features of the Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) technology is the usage of a form-flexible gripper to apply patches of different materials on an almost arbitrarily shaped surface. The gripper can apply patches of up to DIN A4 size as of today to highly curved large surfaces, e.g.…

Large placement gripper (200mm x 300mm)

Scaling up with SAMBA Step L

Scaling Up with SAMBA Step L: 50x increased patch size To meet aerospace industry’s demands to produce complex and large aerostructures with Fiber Patch Placement, Cevotec has advanced the FPP technology. SAMBA Step L, the largest member of the SAMBA Series to date, can handle a maximum patch size of 200 mm x 300 mm…

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…