Composites & Tape Laying

Composites and Tape Laying

When it comes to composites manufacturing, Siemens is seen as a leader with the SINUMERIK 840D sl flagship CNC.  Different requirements are placed on the CNC for the building processes of tape laying and fiber placement, compared with cutting applications. To coordinate cutting control and motion control in the best possible way for fiber placement, the Sinumerik 840D sl offers synchronizing functions controlled according to actual positions, which synchronize the switch actions of the user or parts program with the motion control and position control. As a result, all the cuts sit precisely in their target positions, even at high laying speeds, which produces very clean laying edges.