Our automated solutions are efficient, easy to use and fully digital. We put all our composite manufacturing know-how into the design of the systems and into the software, to deliver you an automated process that is reliable and fast, with the right quality. We offer a portfolio of standard solutions and can also develop a dedicated industrial manufacturing system for you. Our ambition is to make composites manufacturing affordable and straightforward, to accelerate the adoption so that composites can help make the world more sustainable. Our portfolio of standard offers makes this possible.
Find out more about our automated solutions for advanced composites:
Kitting of the composites plies is a complex process. The operators have to manually keep track of the many plies that are cut from multiple materials, and collate and order them to make the kits. Our Automated Kitting solution delivers fully sorted and sequenced composite ply kits to increase productivity, improve material utilisation and reduce work preparation.
Two Kitting options
The standalone Automated Kitting solution is complemented by an integrated configuration. Both configurations offer significant opportunities for increasing productivity, improving material utilisation and automating the workflow. However, Airborne’s integrated Automated Kitting solution offers the ultimate potential for automation exploitation.
Our Automated Honeycomb Potting solutions automatically apply potting resins for local reinforcements in honeycomb cores. Compared to the manual approach, an automated solution is easily repeatable, more accurate and faster, thereby boosting the production output.
Our Preforming solution can manufacture tailored blanks or preforms, 100% netshape, and for all composite materials: thermoset prepreg, dry fibre or thermoplastic composites. It enables clients to be more competitive by saving time and reducing costs.
As your partner, we at Airborne want to make it easy for you. With a variety of digital tools, we help you save time and effort on engineering, programming, simulating as well as testing. That is how we increase your productivity and flexibility.
We can also provide you with all the insights on the process and productivity, by harvesting data, advanced analytics and full connectivity to your factory digital backbone, such as your Enterprise Resource Planning tool, Manufacturing Execution system or your Manufacturing Operations Management system.
Falcon line: A High Volume Line for Thermoplastic Composite Manufacturing
The Falcon line is a first-generation breakthrough technology for mass production, converting thermoplastic composite tapes into lightweight laminates at high speed. Thus meeting immediate needs in the consumer electronics industry.
The Falcon line is an example of a high volume solution and is located at our headquarters in Den Haag. This fully functioning high volume thermoplastic line not only proves our capability to produce well over 1 million parts per year, it can also be used for prototyping and serial production if you are not ready to invest in your own manufacturing line. Thermoplastic UD tapes are processed into laminates within 15 sec cycle time, with the option to add core material or surface finish material. In this video we explain how it works.
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