FibreLINE

Pioneering composite automation. Accelerating Preforming.

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Complete Automation for Composite Preforms

FibreLINE automates the entire preform process for the manufacture of composite structures. It provides a radical increase in the production rate for aerostructures, wind turbines, automotive parts, train carriages and more.

This high-rate composite manufacturing system is comprised of our next-generation robotic end effectors and automation solutions. At the centre are both FibreFORM and FibreROLL, capable of picking and placing large carbon fibre pieces with millimetric accuracy without damaging the material. They do so at deposition rates up to an order of magnitude greater than traditional methods. FibreLINE is based on our suite of products and available in configurations that meet different customer requirements.

Key capabilities
SPEED

Delivers unrivalled composite material deposition rates of up to 200kg per hour.

ACCURACY

Provides millimetric precision and repeatability when measuring, cutting, shaping and placing material.

EFFICIENCY

Handles large plies without damaging them which drastically reduces number of components in manufacturing.

SCALABLE

FibreLINE is available in different layouts and configurations for both small and large structures.

FibreLINE is configured from our suite of products:

FibreFORM

State-of-the-art end effector that picks composite sheets (plies), forms them into a multitude of complex 3D double curvature profiles and places them at incredible speed.

FibreROLL

Pick and place of composite material using storage rollers. Capable of transferring large plies up to 20m long despite being smaller than similar automated systems.

FibreKIT

A comprehensive system for sorting, sequencing and storing composite plies. Designed for optimal material utilisation to save time and money.

FibreTACK
FibreTACK

A modular composite tacking system designed to secure plies in place during layup process.

FibreEYE

A cutting-edge inspection system that uses triangulation techniques to ensure integrity of the composite material during the preforming stage.

FibreCUT

An ultrasonic system designed to make high quality cuts on composite material.

FibreDRIVE

An offline programming tool that simulates and configures the pick and place of composite plies.

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