Automated fiber placement utilisation is diversified in the nautical industry, addressing beams, foils, rudders, bulks and structure boxes. This technology is already widely used in the aeronautical world for the manufacture of, for example, wings, fuselage and wing boxes.
The technology is adapted to several processes :
Male / Female mold lay-up
Parts can be either monolithic or sandwich
AVEL Robotics uses the following conception cycle :
Design ply by ply
Programming of AFP manufacturing processes