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CGTech joins NIAR to support the ATLAS program

News International-French

18 Jun 2019

CGTech, the developer of Vericut CNC simulation, verification and optimization software, joins Wichita State University’s National Institute of Aviation Research (NIAR) to participate in the Automated Technologies Laboratory for Advanced Structures (ATLAS). ATLAS investigates the development of manufacturing protocols for automated fiber placement (AFP) and automated tape laying (ATL) for aircraft systems.

CGTech joins NIAR to support the ATLAS program

CGTech joins NIAR to support the ATLAS program

CGTech’s Composites Product Manager, Andre Colvin said:

“Working with NIAR will help leverage our expertise in AFP and ATL manufacturing. Together with the ATLAS program, we will advance the capabilities of advanced automated composites manufacturing.”

Dr. Waruna Seneviratne, Director of ATLAS added:

“Partnership with CGTech enables us to develop a multi-disciplinary manufacturing environment and an engineering education program to prepare engineers and educators for the Factory of the Future and to aid the current workforce in seamlessly adapting to advancements in the workplace”

ATLAS provides a facility for manufacturers to research advanced manufacturing concepts using various machines, software and processing options. The University recently received a $2 million grant contract from the U.S. Economic Development Association to develop and demonstrate advanced composite material manufacturing technology.