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New independent FP programming software from Ingersoll

News International-French

5 Mar 2013

JEC Europe 2013 - Ingersoll partnered with Lockheed Martin for the development of programming software.

Over the past year, Ingersoll M.T. introduced several new developments for its AFP line of equipment, including a new stand-alone software package for the programming of automated fibre placement machines. Ingersoll partnered with Lockheed Martin for the development of CPS2, a successor to its current integrated composite programming software, iCPS. This development intends to provide more flexibility and ease-of-use throughout automated composite processing.


CPS2 is independent of both the AFP machine and the software's operating system and interfaces with any of the more commonly used CAD programs. Common, independent software offers more freedom from supplier-specific products and will provide the user with significant cost-savings over the life-time of multiple machines.


CPS2 is based on more than 20 years of experience in composite automation software, but also offers new functionality in addition to improvements on existing features. More advanced path planning and collision avoidance are a part of the new software package. Machine program improvements, such as smooth motions based on NURBS and improved off-part motion/path optimization will be complemented by a total solution software bundle to support AFP throughout the entire process. Offering a single package with similar “look-and-feel” to assist with initial part design, simulation, machine motion optimization and final layup will reduce training and streamline the design and production process.


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