White Papers

White Papers

Custom Automated Equipment for the manufacure of high performace parts using Carbon Fiber prepreg thermoset tape, tow or fabric

Trade Publications

AFP/ATL design-to-manufacture: Bridging the gap (Composites World 4/21/2009)
ATL and AFP: Defining the megatrends in composite aerostructures (Composites World 6/30/2008)
Managing multi-axis manufacturing (Composites World 11/1/2007)
Part-Purpose Manufacturing Simplifies Composite Part Production (Composites World 5/1/2007)

Papers we've presented at SAMPE, The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

In Situ Placement Requires Better Impregnated Tapes and Tows (2012 SAMPE)
Modeling the Thermoplastic In Situ ATP Process (2009 JEC)

In Situ Thermoplastic Tape Placement Needs Flat Tape with Few Voids (2009 JEC)
Modeling the Thermoplastic In Situ ATP Process (2009 JEC)
Tow Path Optimization Software and Analysis Tool for AFP and ATL (2008 SAMPE)
Reduced Cost Fabrication of Large Composite Aerospace Structures Through Nanoparticle Modification of Thermoplastics (2007 SAMPE)
The Remaining Developments Required for Commercializing in situ Thermoplastic ATP (2007 SAMPE)
The Design, Fabrication, Hydrostatic Test, and Failure Analysis of a 610mm I.D. AS-4/APC-2 Ring-Stiffened Pressure Hull Model (2005 SAMPE)
The Design, Manufacturing and Hydrotesting of Thermoplastic, Ring-Stiffened Composites for Deepsea Pressure Hulls (2005 SAMPE Journal)
Developing a Contoured Deposition Head for in situ Laying and Fiber Placement (2003 SAMPE)
Manufacturing Flat and Cylindrical Laminates and Built up Structure Using Automated Thermoplastic Tape Laying, Fiber Placement, and Filament Winding (2002 SAMPE)

Contoured Tape Laying and Fiber Placement Heads for Automated Fiber Placement of Large Composite Aerospace Structures (2002 SAMPE)

Papers we've presented at JEC, The Joint Engineering Council

Optimal Composite Material for Low Cost Fabrication of Large Composite Aerospace Structures using NASA Resins or POSS Nanoparticle Modifications (2006 JEC)
The Hydrostatic Collapse Pressure Test and Failure Analysis of a 610 mm I.D. AS-4/APC-2 Thermoplastic Composite Ring-Stiffened Cylinder (2005 JEC)
Limitations on Mechanical Properties in Thermoplastic Laminates Fabricated by Two Processes: Automated Thermoplastic Tape Placement and Filament Winding (2005 JEC)
The Fabrication and Performance of Ring-Stiffened Cylinders manufactured by a Combined in situ Automated Thermoplastic Filament Winding and Tape Laying Process (2004 JEC)
The Fabrication and Performance of Flat Skin Stringer and Honeycomb Panels Manufactured by a Thermoplastic Automated Tape Placement Process (2003 JEC)
Stringer-, Honeycomb Core-, and TIGR-Stiffened Skins, and Ring-Stiffened Cylinders Fabricated from Automated Thermoplastic Fiber Placement and Filament Winding (2002 JEC)
Conformable Compaction Systems Used in Automated Fiber Placement of Large Composite Aeorspace Structures (2002 JEC)
 

SBIR Publications

Automated Fabrication Processes for Large Composite Aerospace Structures: A Trade Study