Collaboration between Airborne and the National Composites Centre

September 30 2019

The National Composites Centre (NCC), UK and Airborne UK are working together to design a system to collect and store data from an Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) machine.

Airborne UK and the NCC are defining use cases by considering source and type of data from sensors. The challenge is to develop a data warehouse capable of providing insights through analytics to allow future optimization. These first steps are the basis to connect automation with digitalization and enable Industry 4.0 capability. The project has already started and is planned to be complete by November 2019. Joe Summers, Managing Director at Airborne UK: “The NCC and Airborne share a vision to make composites easier to use and more affordable. We are delighted to be working on this program to allow new insights into AFP processing.”

The AFP machine at the NCC was acquired as part of the iCap program. iCAP is a 36.7 million pound sterling investment in 10 digital manufacturing technologies tailor-made to the NCC’s specifications, in order to speed the development of all forms of composite manufacturing.

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