Newsletter October

FPP for Future: Applications, features & materials   Dear friends of Fiber Patch Placement, While people around the world raise their voices on the streets at Fridays for Future, we are working hard to support a climate-friendly change by enabling the industrial production of lightweight, resource-efficient composites. Reaching out to relevant manufacturers worldwide during this…

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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…

Great interest in Fiber Patch Placement at Global Urban Air Summit

Great interest in Fiber Patch Placement at Global Urban Air Summit At the Global Urban Air Summit, Cevotec’s Fiber Patch Placement technology convinced with elevated flexibility and scalability for high-performance lightweight structures: FPP enables production automation that ramps-up as fast and economically as urban air vehicles conquer the skies. On September 3 and 4, 2019,…

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…