In this clip, Carbon/PEEK omega stringers and C frames are co-bonded to the skin of a stiffened aerospace structure. The stringers and frames can be made off-line and stored for an indefinite amount of time before assembly. The stiffeners are fixtured in an aluminum tool and melt bonded to the skin as part of the standard, in-situ fiberplacement process without the need for secondary bonding operations such as riveting or adhesive bonding.
The following clip illustrated fabrication of a Graphite/PEEK bearing billet. Here, Automated Dynamic in-situ processing is used to process tape without the need for any post-processing. Principal heat sources here (closed-loop controlled) are directed hot inert gas and a heated compaction roller.
The following clip shows a short looped view of an Automated Dynamics 4-tow ITC (individual Tow Control) head. With each pass of the processing head, 4 separate tows of Graphite/Epoxy prepreg are being individually started and stopped (cut) as material is being placed within a defined boundary.
The ATL-1117 Gantry production machine was delivered to a Tier Two Supplier. This ATL machine will be devoted to the layup of a honeycomb sandwich structure.
Multi-tow thermoplastic automated fiber placement. Individual tow control. Automated Dynamics Processing.
NASA thermoplastic elbow for cryogenic use. Automated Dynamics automated fiber placement process.
Thermoplastic reinforced drainage pipe. Automated Dynamics fiber placement processing.
Automated Dynamics thermoplastic automated fiber placement cylinder process. Shows mandrel extraction and trimming of the part.
Automated Dynamics multi-tow thermoset fiber placement on complex tool.
Automated Dynamics thermoplastic automated fiber placement cylinder preparation and wrapping.
Dassault Aviation in-situ thermoplastic automated fiber placement with Automated Dynamics Equipment.