Laminates & preforms
We have created the Automated Ply Placement technology, the only automation method in the market that can make such optimised laminates. It provides you the capability to design any composite laminate for optimised preformance and manufacture them with a high-rate, industrialised manufacturing system. In prepreg, dry fibre and thermoplastic composite.
Automated Ply Placement
The system converts rolls of materials into freeform, multi-material, tailored blank laminates using the Automated Ply Placement technology: plies are cut into the right shape and with advanced pick and place technology the tailored blank laminate is created.
Modular Building blocks
High volume thermoplastics line
An example of full system integration (link to system integration) is the Falcon line, which is designed to make high-quality, tight tolerance composite laminates for consumer electronics. It can process thermoplastic composite material up to aerospace grades. It is fully automated, from material input to finished product, and can produce 1.5 million laminates / year with a cycle time per laminate of 15 seconds. The incoming material and produced laminates are both 100% inspected by online quality systems. Any defects are removed early in the process, to minimise material waste.