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Addcomposites completed the installation of AFP system

News International-French

25 Jun 2020

Despite COVID-19 travel restrictions, Addcomposites has completed the installation of its AFP system (AFP-XS) to IRMA (Regional Institute of Advanced Materials) in Ploemeur, FR.

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The installation was supported remotely, by creating a visual installation guide in coordination with IRMA’s local integrator. Maneuvering the language barrier, the integrator completed the installation without the Addcomposites team physically present during the integration.

IRMA creates innovative plastics and composites - formulating “tailor-made” solutions upon request. IRMA uses specialized composite materials based on short fibers (FDM), long fibers (FDM assisted by extrusion), and continuous fibers (automated fiber placement: AFP). The newly installed AFP-XS from Addcomposites will complement IRMA’s fleet of composite fiber deposit machines with digital tools (AddPath) and different draping technologies.

Addcomposites started its operation in mid-2018 with the primary goal to make aerospace-grade composites manufacturing accessible to all industries. The AFP-XS is built upon a Plug-n-Produce Platform (PPP) and can be installed and operational within a day. Future installations can be performed remotely (with online support from the Addcomposites team) or in-person, depending on the user’s preference. 
The team is now gearing to launch its laser-assisted fiber placement, complete cell design, and installation services, along with launching AddPath, our purpose-built OLP software, in the coming months.
Addcomposites’ activities have been supported by Business Finland, European Space Agency, and our trusted partners and customers.

 

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