Automated fiber placement (AFP) technology has undergone significant development since its introduction in the late 1980s. This article will provide an overview of the evolution of AFP systems from 1990 to 2023, with a focus on the development of thermoset and thermoplastic applications. The benefits and limitations of AFP systems will also be discussed, as well as potential applications. Article concludes with a summary of the key points discussed.
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Development of Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) systems from 1990 to 2000
Development of Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) systems from 2000 -2012
The Current State of Automated Fiber Placement: A Review of the Latest Developments in AFP Technology
Benefits and limitations of Automated Fiber Placement systems