This session is a follow up to “Intro to Composite Manufacturing Platform.” This hands-on course will follow the entire manufacturing process of composite and carbon fiber parts using automated fiber placement and tape laying. We will cover the following topics: we will compare and analyze manufacturing strategies to determine the best manufacturing method for the part shape in question using TruPlan software; once we select the correct manufacturing technique for each layer of material, we will select a machine to lay the material automatically; we will define the automated fiber placement (AFP) machine using TruFiber software; and, finally, we will generate each toolpath to create the part for the AFP machine using TruFiber software. This session features TruPlan and TruFiber.
- Learn how to import composite designs
- Learn how to create manufacturing strategies
- Learn how to analyze material defects
- Learn how to create Fiber paths
Matt Thorn is a Product Manager for Composites Manufacturing at Autodesk, Inc. Matt Thorn received his BS in mechanical engineering and mathematics from Rutgers University and Stockton University respectively after completing a 5-year dual degree program. He began his expertise in advanced manufacturing with Magestic Systems, a company that was then acquired by Autodesk in July 2014. With the Tru product portfolio, Matt continues to innovate in the composite hand layup and automated layup industries.
Anthony Muzzillo is a software quality assurance (SQA) manager at Autodesk, Inc. He has been with Autodesk for 2 years after it acquired his former company, Magestic Systems. Previously, he worked at Magestic Systems for 8 years prior to the acquisition. Muzzillo has been dealing with all of the TruX products for 10 years in total.