Intro to Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) Manufacturing Class

The Intro to Automated Fiber Placement Manufacturing (AFP) course offers knowledge into the world of AFP while providing hands-on experience with state-of-the-art Electroimpact AFP systems. 

What You Will Learn:

  • Basics of the Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) Process
  • Necessary information for a programmer to have quality AFP structures made
  • Functions of the KR1000 Titan KUKA robot (KUKA’s largest robot arm in production)
  • AFP layup process from preparation to finished part removal
  • Lab safety features and protocols

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Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) Programming Class

Learn to program AFP parts using the VERICUT Composites Programming (VCP) software. This 3rd party software can be used to program a wide variety of AFP machines. 

You will learn how to:

  • Read and interpret Composites Ply specifications
  • Control and work with Course and Ply generation
  • Manually edit tows and courses
  • Link courses together for efficient machine motion
  • Analyze the courses and links for Compression and Compaction
  • Use Collision Avoidance settings
  • Use Post Processor settings for effective machine motion

September 25-29, 2023
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (lunch is included)
Wichita State University, National Institute for Aviation Research
ATLAS Sector A
4174 S. Oliver, Bldg. 140H

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