Performance gains achieved in design increments are often marginal as they require a number of rapid iterations between design, prototyping and testing environment. Airborne has 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 number of developed automation solutions, workflows, portal, and the ease with which a preform can be designed and ordered, allowing for an efficient product development process. Consideration will be given to the relative benefits of the presented system in rapid prototyping and product development.
Miroslav has extensive experience in research, analysis, testing and manufacturing process development of composite and metallic structures and materials. He has comprehensive experience in development, simulation, and validation of non-linear numerical models using a range of FE codes and user subroutines in commercial codes. Miroslav has worked on products and managed multi-functional teams from within a variety of sectors. His work includes theoretical and experimental investigations of performance polymer composite and metallic structures when subjected to a wide variety of loading, process modelling, and system engineering. In his current role, he is responsible for effectively developing and deploying automation and digitalisation solutions within the composite manufacturing domain.