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Concept Design for a Composite Manufacturing Robot

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Michael M. Tadros

The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

Paper No. IMECE2010-39739, pp. 257-262; 6 pages
  • ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 3: Design and Manufacturing, Parts A and B
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 12–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4427-4
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


Manufacturing of advanced composite test specimens and small parts in a research lab environment is often done by hand lay-up. Associated drawbacks include errors in stacking sequence, ply angles, geometry and material waste. The manufactured specimens are often used for testing and concept validation and as such should be representative of parts manufactured using fully automated processes resulting in a finished part with significantly higher quality and geometric tolerances. To this end, a concept design for a manufacturing robot has been developed and constructed. The robot suits the needs of a research lab environment size wise and rate and number of manufactured parts from pre-impregnated tape materials. Details of the concept design, manufacturing, control and operation are provided. An assessment of the robot versatility, portability versus cost is presented.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME



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