Thermoplastic composite machinery
Near-net-shape laminate production with UD Tape
Thermoplastic composite a fibre reinforced plastic produced in UD tape form has great potential. Due to the unbroken and high fiber concentration, the material is very strong while ultra light at the same time. Properties that make the material excellently suitable for the aerospace and automotive.
Continuous ultrasonic tacking technology
In 2009 Boikon introduced an ultrasonic welding technology together with Fokker Aerostructures, that is able to weld composite UD tapes together with a ultrasonic frequency and at a very high accuracy. Continuous ultrasonic welding is a groundbreaking innovation in processing thermoplastic composite UD tapes.
It reduces the processing time and improves the quality of the thermoplastic composite final product. A safe, efficient and reliable technology that will significantly reduce the cost price.
The Falko ATL is the very first automated tape laying machine with continuous ultrasonic welding technology. Specially developed to process different widths of thermoplastic composite UD tape efficiently to create high quality laminates and near-net-shape products.