Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1998 12:00 AM

Description

Automated thermoplastic tow-placement is a non-autoclave, composite manufacturing technique developed for aerospace structures where processing of high temperature composites is required. It promises improved and reliable final part quality as well as cost reduction using an automated robot system. At the Center for Composite Materials a lab-scale workcell consists of an ABB robot, a tow-placement head and an AGEMA thermal camera where process models and control systems can be developed and validated.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

17B

Chapter

Chapter 7: New Inspection/Control Procedures

Section

Process Modeling/Control

Pages

1863-1868

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-5339-7_241

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Model Based Predictive Control for the Tow-Placement Technique

La Jolla, CA

Automated thermoplastic tow-placement is a non-autoclave, composite manufacturing technique developed for aerospace structures where processing of high temperature composites is required. It promises improved and reliable final part quality as well as cost reduction using an automated robot system. At the Center for Composite Materials a lab-scale workcell consists of an ABB robot, a tow-placement head and an AGEMA thermal camera where process models and control systems can be developed and validated.