Location

Snowbird, UT, USA

Start Date

1-1-1999 12:00 AM

Description

Fiber placement as a manufacturing method for composite parts has gained popularity in recent years. Fiber placement has been used not only in the manufacturing of military hardware such as the inlet duct of the joint strike fighter 1 and the landing gear pod fairing of the C-17 transport2, but also in the manufacturing of lighter aircraft for civil aviation3. Fiber placement technology has a number of advantages over hand layup processes. It can be used to fabricate composite components with highly complex shapes in one automated, computer-controlled program. The savings in labor and low scrap rate combine to reduce the production costs by as much as 50%. The computer-controlled robotic operation also leads to a more consistent product.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

18B

Chapter

Chapter 5: Engineered Materials

Section

Composites

Pages

1313-1319

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-4791-4_168

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Ultrasonic Imaging of Internal Structures of a Fiber Steered Composite Panel

Snowbird, UT, USA

Fiber placement as a manufacturing method for composite parts has gained popularity in recent years. Fiber placement has been used not only in the manufacturing of military hardware such as the inlet duct of the joint strike fighter 1 and the landing gear pod fairing of the C-17 transport2, but also in the manufacturing of lighter aircraft for civil aviation3. Fiber placement technology has a number of advantages over hand layup processes. It can be used to fabricate composite components with highly complex shapes in one automated, computer-controlled program. The savings in labor and low scrap rate combine to reduce the production costs by as much as 50%. The computer-controlled robotic operation also leads to a more consistent product.