IGCV installs Samba Pro Prepreg at FPC

Davida Erdahl

The Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technologies IGCV has set up a Samba Pro Prepreg production procedure from Cevotec at the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) in Meitingen, Germany. The procedure is to be employed for the purpose of establishing automatic CFRP production processes on the basis of the […]

The Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technologies IGCV has set up a Samba Pro Prepreg production procedure from Cevotec at the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) in Meitingen, Germany. The procedure is to be employed for the purpose of establishing automatic CFRP production processes on the basis of the Fibre Patch Placement (FPP) engineering.

The procedure is at the disposal of FPC’s industrial companions as perfectly as all interested providers.

“Already when Cevotec formally joined the FPC at JEC Environment 2019, it was apparent that a Fibre Patch Placement (FPP) procedure will be set up in the FPC to offer our companions and clients with a entire portfolio of the most current systems and developments for the upcoming era of composite production,” claims Hannah Paulus, head of Fibre Placement Centre at SGL Carbon. “The new Samba Pro Prepreg procedure from Cevotec presents lots of pros for the production of complex shaped elements with quick cycle occasions.”

Cevotec, alongside one another with its lover Baumann Automation, have commissioned the Samba Pro Prepreg production cell in Meitingen given that November 2020. It is now prepared for procedure and the initial software growth tasks have by now been started out.

The Samba Pro Prepreg procedure in Meitingen is an development of the FPP procedure presented in 2017 at the JEC Environment in Paris. “In buy to guarantee maximum overall flexibility in terms of geometry and patch edges, a laser chopping unit was set up also in this procedure,” claims Felix Michl, CTO of Cevotec. “The overall content feed is temperature-managed, so that the pre-impregnated supplies can be processed in a managed natural environment.” The robots in the procedure are the perfectly-regarded and verified pair of TP80 decide on-and-place robotic and the TX200 resource manipulator from Stäubli.

“This configuration permits us to guarantee a superior lay-up frequency blended with a very superior positioning accuracy, enabling for a thoroughly automatic lay-up of complex geometries of medium to modest dimensions,” describes Michl. In addition, the vision procedure, the machine vision excellent control procedure for content excellent and placement accuracy, has been fundamentally revised by Cevotec and now presents extended established-up choices to adapt the procedure to diverse supplies.

“We search forward to more establishing the FPP engineering alongside one another with our FPC companions and to opening up new fields of software,” states Thorsten Groene, managing director of Cevotec. “Within the context of the FPC, the production procedure serves interested industrial providers from different sectors for energetic engineering and software growth, alongside one another with the researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute.”

“It is seriously thrilling for Fraunhofer IGCV to have the Samba Pro Prepreg put to procedure at the FPC,” claims Dr. Renato Bezerra, exploration associate at Fraunhofer IGCV. “This placement machine for fibre patches was developed according to the most current condition of the artwork for processing dry fibre and prepreg content. It properly enhances our portfolio of placement systems and expands our scope of exploration and growth products and services.”

Prior to the set up of the procedure, SGL Carbon also entered into a growth partnership with Cevotec. The aim is to produce progressive apps based on SGL TowPreg and employing the Samba systems. “The SGL TowPreg tape harmonises properly with our procedure,” claims Michl, “We be expecting very interesting growth tasks, for illustration in the environmentally friendly mobility sector, aviation and professional medical engineering.” In general, the Samba Pro procedure addresses a broad variety of diverse fibre supplies that can be processed automatically for diverse industries.

“The FPP engineering can now demonstrate alone in direct level of competition with diverse systems in the FPC,” Michl concludes. “Interested clients can find the ideal engineering for their certain software from the systems obtainable in FPC, which cover the overall spectrum of automatic fibre placement. This is genuine price added for all brands hunting for progressive production remedies.”

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technologies IGCV has set up a Samba Pro Prepreg production procedure from Cevotec at the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) in Meitingen, Germany. The procedure is to be employed for the purpose of establishing automatic CFRP production processes on the basis of the Fibre Patch Placement (FPP) engineering.

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