The system is able to form straight or contoured stringers of different sections, with a single automated machine, from a full thickness ATL or AFP flat stack.
Applus+ will present its latest development in forming process technologies, A+ Glide Forming, at the Sampe Long Beach 2016 Conference (23-26 of May).
This new automated technology allows for manufacturing of wrinkle-free high quality stringers with complex contours and different sections, lengths and thicknesses from flat, full thickness pre-preg lay-ups.
Applus+ has been developing this innovative forming technology over the last 6 years. An automated demonstrator for parts of up to 54 ft is now available. A single machine can produce parts with diverse sections and contours by using different tools. Continuous forming is used to form the part on a simple forming (or curing) tool at a speed of around 2ft/min.The system offers a versatile, high-rate productivity and cost-efficient alternative to current technologies.
The conference will take place on Thursday 26th of May at 10:00 AM (101A) at the Sampe Long Beach Convention Center. Click to see a preview of our presentation or contact us to get more information about the A+ Glide Forming Technology.
About the Sample Long Beach
The SAMPE Long Beach is a technical conference and exhibition exclusively dedicated to advanced materials and processes. Over 200 exhibiting companies showcase their products and solutions during this event. Furthermore, the technical conference features the latest technologies and research advancements in the industry.