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 Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) parts using the VERICUT Composites Programming (VCP) software. This third-party software can be used to program a wide variety of AFP machines.

 

You will learn how to:

  • Read and interpret Composite ply specifications
  • Control and work with course and ply generation
  • Manually edit tows and courses
  • Link courses together for efficient machine motion
  • Analyze courses and links for compression and compaction
  • Use collision avoidance settings
  • Use post process settings for effective machine motion

February 19-23, 2024
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (lunch is included)
Wichita State University, National Institute for Aviation Research
$1,250/person

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Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) Operations and Maintenance Class

Learn to operate and maintain an AFP machine. Basic and advanced functions will be demonstrated. This 4-day hands-on class will teach you what materials are compatible with the machine, what machine limitations are, and what obstacles you will overcome in order to create a successful layup. You will also learn how to disassemble certain modules and parts on the machine.

You will learn how to:

  • Operate an Electroimpact AFP machine.
  • Maintain the machine
  • Check programs for important information.
  • Free form probe parts.
  • Repair and Inspect Thermoset/Thermoplastic layups.
  • Change parts on the machine.
  • Use multiple software’s that operate the machine.

Work with:

  • Electroimpact AFP machine/HMI
  • Laserline Laser Software
  • FLIR camera software

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