A novel approach and tooling system for automated picking, inspecting and laminating of cut plies of carbon fiber material is presented. This presentation will describe the development of and lessons learned in testing of this technology as it relates to automated production of composite pre-forms used in high-volume composite part production.
- Describe the functional methods and tooling used in this process
- Identify candidate applications for automated ply lamination
- Estimate the potential cost savings possible through the use of such automation