Case Study: Pilot Line Composite Deposition Cell for the NCC
The demand for composite structures continues to grow as aircraft manufacturers seek to make products lighter, stronger, and more durable. The current build rate for major single aisle programs targets 60 ship sets per month while future programmes are investigating a rate of 100. Established methods of manufacturing composite structures, which rely on labour intensive or tape laying techniques, can only yield 10 pairs of wings per month.
To bridge this gap, Loop Technology have developed a high rate deposition system comprising of two huge industrial robots deploying a range of wide material format end effectors that automate the wing production process.