13:30 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Digitalisation of Composite Manufacturing for Rapid Development

Performance gains achieved in design increments are often marginal as they require a number of rapid iterations between design, prototyping and testing environment. Airborne have developed automated composite manufacturing solutions connected to the user friendly online portal allowing near instantaneous production of preform designs hence shortening the time between the two design increments. This paper will demonstrate the portal, and the ease with which a preform can be designed and ordered, allowing for an efficient product development process. A live demonstration will be made, via video link, to production of the preform using our Automated Tape Laying facilities. Consideration will be given to the workflow including assessment of formability and draping of the 2D preform.

Miroslav Stojkovic, Airborne