Fibre-Metal-Laminates (FML) – are the combination of glass fibre fabric and sheer aluminium layer.
This composite material with heavy diminished crack propagation and high long life fatigue strength promises considerable weight reduction in airplanes.
Goal of the mid 2017 finished project was among other items the development of the until then manual process to a reliable lay-up using robots.
Several demonstrators were automated – manufactured with lay-up of the panel and the integration of stringers.
This test cell can be generally used for further projects with comparable requirements.