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Simulating Layup Defects During Tow Steering In Automated Fiber Placement
Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) offers valuable advantages which make this technology a suitable candidate for producing high-quality parts in the aerospace industry. However, there are limitations: number of defects may ...
Design Of Hard Compaction Rollers For Automated Fiber Placement On Complex Mandrel Geometries
This paper presents a methodology for designing hard compaction rollers for an automated fiber placement (AFP) head with a hot gas torch heating system for laying thermoplastic carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) tapes. ...