This class presents an end-to-end solution for the automated composite manufacturing process. This class will cover advanced lay-up design strategies such as fiber placement, tape layering, and robotics lay-up which are utilized when programming automatic material layup equipment. High composite production rates will be covered through automated robotic material nesting and taping.
As part of the acquisition of Magestic Systems, Michael Spellman is currently serving as director of cutting and composite manufacturing for the Digital Manufacturing Group. Prior to his current role, Spellman served as CTO and was one of the 2 original founders of Magestic, where he helped design, develop, and architect automated nesting, laser projection, and automated tape laying / automated fiber placement (ATL/AFP) systems for some of the largest companies in the world, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, GE Transportation, Airbus, covering various industries such as aerospace, automotive, heavy equipment, and more. Spellman has a background in computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematics from Polytechnic University of New York University.