Efficiently manufacturing one-piece AFP spars in the final shape requires machines capable of high acceleration and speed. Going around the small radius quickly requires high acceleration and the large size of the part requires high speed. With high material lay-down rates, process reliability becomes increasingly significant on floor-to-floor production rates.
- Describe when a high performance machine is a good fit for an AFP part
- Discuss the importance of AFP process reliability specifically for high laydown rates
- Explore how high performance machines allow the AFP process to be optimized for difficult regions of the part