Complex composites structures are becoming more common, especially in aeronautics. Composites preforms can now be manufactured by automated processes, such as automated fiber placement (AFP) and automated tape laying (ATL), to achieve the expected production volumes.
This presentation will illustrate how Coriolis Software and Siemens PLM Software products can help composite designers, stress engineers, and NC programmers to collaborate together to optimize the design and manufacturing of complex CFRP laminates made by automated layup machines.
Attendees will learn:
- how to predict manufacturing issues early in the design stage
- how to improve the collaboration between composite design, stress analysis, and NC programming
- the key factors for design for manufacturing with automated layup robots
- how to optimize part design – doing trade-off studies with machine limitations and for various material type
Lightweight Composite Design with Automated Layup Manufacturing
Yvan Blanchard, Software Business Development, Coriolis Software
Leigh Hudson, Business Development, Siemens PLM Software