humm3 heating technology
has been combined with
Automated Fiber Placement System to provide a revolutionary technology that extends access to the high-tech composites production capability beyond the aerospace industry. The AFP-XS enables almost any robot cell to be used for automated fiber placement and fiber winding with the humm3 heating system enabling processing of high-temperature dry fiber and thermoplastic materials without the need for a laser enclosure or the associated safety burden. Non-aerospace industries can now benefit from greater access to automated capability of the highest calibre.
The modularity of the technology enables users to increase their capability whilst reducing cost and improving the organization’s ability to operate sustainably. Sustainability has been at the heart of this project as the technology enables companies that may have been prevented from playing a leading part in decarbonization to contribute to the development of lightweight mobility and alternative fuel storage, creating the opportunity to incorporate automated production of high performance, recyclable, thermoplastic composites locally. This powerful, yet affordable technology extends the opportunity to contribute to many more with the talent to do so, and hopefully will increase the speed of decarbonisation through lightweight progress globally.
Bruce Fricks Composites Sales Manager for Heraeus Noblelight said: ‘it’s thrilling to have been shortlisted and recognized by an industry-leading event such as CAMX. This truly is a testament to the great working relationship between Heraeus and Addcomposites and the advantages of the technologies.’
Pravin Luthada Co-Founder and CEO of Addcomposites added: ‘We are excited to be recognized by CAMX for the solution provided in collaboration with Heraeus. It offers both high speed thermoplastic and dry fiber production, while being modular enough to quickly switch to run thermoset prepregs. This is all offered on either a monthly basis or for purchase, based on the manufacturers’ / R&D centers’ needs.’
Judging will be conducted by a panel of industry experts and will be announced on Tuesday 19th October 2021 from 08:30 am to 10 am CDT.
• Addcomposites will be exhibiting at CAMX 2021 and can be located at Booth K106
• Heraeus Noblelight will be exhibiting at CAMX 2021 and can be located at Booth AA47
• Don’t miss Dr. Michael Edwards (Simulation Engineer at Heraeus Noblelight) presentation titled ‘Optimization of Xenon Flashlamp heating in Thermoplastic Automated Fiber Placement’ on Tuesday 19th October at 08:00 am CDT