Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Short courses & Market overviews

(3) Concurrent tracks

track 1: Short courses

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Ramy Harik

University of

South Carolina


Advances and Challenges in Automated Fiber Placement (AFP)

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) is a process used to manufacture high volume large composite parts particularly in the aerospace industry. In this advanced tutorial on AFP the following topics are covered. (1) Design for manufacturing: the steps required to create a composite design manufacturable using AFP are discussed. Special attention is given to process planning, functions and strategies for both process and toolpath optimization (different layup strategies, coverage/propagation strategies, starting point optimization). (2) Manufacturing: manufacturing flowcharts and the best practices to undergo an AFP project are discussed. (3) Inspection: methods and techniques currently used in the world of AFP are reviewed, as well as other future techniques (thermography, profilometry, in-situ inspections, and automated defect identification). (4) Current and upcoming areas of research: an overview of the directions current research is focusing on for advancements in AFP such as high throughput AFP, AFP process modeling, machine learning in inspection and defect detection, data-driven AFP models, etc.

Sayata Ghose

The Boeing Company


Pultrusion Technology, Commercialization and Industrialization

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Clement Hiel

Composites Support & Solutions, Inc.