automated fiber placement
Researchers Use Robotic Arm 3D Printing Process for Mold Fabrication
Many objects that we call 3D printed, from crayons and chess pieces to turbines and dental aligners, and were actually created using 3D printed molds, rather than being fully printed themselves….
AFPALM: A New 3D Printing Technology Combines 3D Printing with Automated Fiber Placement
Several methods have been developed for the creation of lightweight composite structures. Two of the most commonly used are automated fiber placement (AFP) and automated tape laying (ATL). These two…