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Composite fabrication planning

TruPlan composite analysis software helps you evaluate different ways to manufacture parts and the cost for each method. Compare multiple tape layup options at one time, and select the best way to fabricate your composite part.

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    Composite fabrication planning

  • Feasibility of fabrication

    Determine whether it's feasible to produce a part before costly manufacturing work. TruPlan composite analysis and fabrication software lets you analyze material behavior for hand layup (HLU), tape laying, and fiber placement well before fabrication.

  • Compare manufacturing variables

    Save time and money by ruling out individual manufacturing concepts without creating physical samples and testing each concept. Use different start points, directions, curvatures, or other variables on your 3D CAD geometry. For instance, test many different constant angles or steering offsets all at once.

    TruPlan quickly creates multiple possible outcomes for you to view, and indicates green and red zones for the range of variables you provided. With this visual representation of best-to-worst case scenarios, you can quickly evaluate the best way to manufacture your part.

  • Estimate cost impact

    Compare the cost impact of using automated fiber placement (AFP), automated tape laying (ATL), or hand layup (HLU) to manufacture your composite component. TruPlan estimates the tape length, number of cuts, how long the machine will take to finish a particular job, and other cost factors, so you can select the best fabrication method for your part and your budget.