06 February 2018
06 February 2018
Burgmann Packings Composites has announced an expansion in braiding capacity at its plant in Dublin, Ireland.
The company has added a versatile 64 carrier radial braiding machine from Herzog to its robotic braiding cell. This is designed to enhance both its size range and production capacity in Dublin.
The entire cell is fully integrated with the Kuka Quantec robot arm giving the company the ability to provide multi-layer over-braids using multiple machines in one set-up.
The company says this increase in its abilities will result in the availability a larger range of tailored solutions for its project partners. By alternating between machines, materials and optimum braid patterns the company will maximise the value of automated production.
Photo provided by Burgmann Packings Composites
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
Working in conjunction with the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, Bespoke Composite Panels (BCP) has manufactured a reconfigurable floor structure used to mount various robots and machinery.
CGTech Composite Product Specialist, Charles Anderton, will be giving a presentation that highlights how to build a case for automated composite lay-up during CAMX 2018 on 15-18 October in Dallas, Texas, US.