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…

draping-algorithm

ARTIST STUDIO: New algorithm for exact prediction of draped patch-contours

ARTIST STUDIO: New algorithm for exact prediction of draped patch-contours Composite preforms should be of high quality and reproducibility and require short production time. But building perfectly laid-up, complex 3D shapes with as little scrap as possible is an ongoing challenge. Several factors influence the production, potentially resulting in draping defects like wrinkling, folds or…

Placing glass fiber prepreg on chamfered honeycomb

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…

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…