Addcomposites is one of the fastest-growing composite additive manufacturing system providers. Based in Finland, it has completed more than 10 AFP system installations across Europe and North America. Their plug-n-place solution converts any existing robot into an AFP system, producing aerospace-grade placement accuracies for dry, thermoset, and thermoplastic composites layups.
With the knowledge gained from years of development of our flagship fiber placement system, the AFP-XS, Addcomposites is bringing their first multi-tow AFP solution to the market. The system relies on the same plug-n-place automation architecture and can be programmed to deposit variable numbers of tows while keeping the compact footprint that Addcomposites is known for.
High repeatability and placement tolerances
Plugs into an existing robotic arm
Decide how many tows to place in certain locations
Available for a monthly subscription*
Modular heads enable for multi-format and multi-material type preforming
Reliable layup over large and complex geometries
Highly adaptable to meet research, development, and manufacturing requirements
Concave parts (winglets, fuselage parts)
Sandwich parts (engine nacelles and casings)
Closed sections (pressure vessel)
Multi width operations: Tapes: 2-tow, 4-tow*
Layup speeds: 500 mm/s, 1000 mm/s*
Adaptable to complex shapes
Capture process data
* Upcoming Capabilities
Addcomposites is the provider of the Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) system. The AFP system can be rented on a monthly basis to work with thermosets, thermoplastic, dry fiber placement, or in combination with 3d printers.
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