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Composites

Edited by
Daniel B. Miracle
Daniel B. Miracle
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Steven L. Donaldson
Steven L. Donaldson
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ASM International
Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-195-5
Publication date:
2001
Book Chapter

Automated Tape Laying

By
Michael N. Grimshaw
Michael N. Grimshaw
Cincinnati Machine, A UNOVA Company
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Published:
2001
Page range:
480 - 485
Publication history
November 01, 2001

Abstract

Automated tape laying is a mature process used in both commercial and military aircraft applications. This article provides a brief history of the process and describes the use of commercially available flat and contour tape-laying equipment. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the tape laying. The article describes the various components of a ten-axis gantry-type tape laying machine and the tape laying process. It provides a discussion on typical material types and forms for tape laying and provides information on design guidelines for tape laying.

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Michael N. Grimshaw, 2001. "Automated Tape Laying", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

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