STAXX 3D

FIBER PLACEMENT MACHINING CENTER

The STAXX 3D offers various options for high-volume production. The swiveling rotary table offers even more possibilities to produce small individual composite parts such as ribs, flat plates, structural parts and tailored blanks. This system is not only highly flexible, but achieves high part quality in a time-saving manner. Designed for a cost-efficient and sustainable production it is ideal for the automotive and aerospace industry 

Technical Data

  • 16 tow AFP Head ¼” or ½” 
  • Layup area max. diagonal 2500 mm 
  • 6-axis (x, y, z, a, b, c) 
  • Tilting, rotary table  
  • Feed rate 60 m/min 
  • Cut on the fly with 45 m/min 
  • Direct layup of unidirectional carbon fiber 
  • Totally enclosed and air conditioned system 
  • Integrated pallet handling system 
  • Siemens 840 D SL Control 
  • High volume production 
Full view of the rectangular STAXX 3D System.

An easily transportable production center for complex serial parts.

Special Features

  • Direct layup of unidirectional carbon fiber
  • Net shape layup
  • Stacking and preforms ready to mould and cure
  • No limitations in fiber orientation
  • Clear interface to automation and handling
Lay-up of composite materials on a tilting table for small 3D parts.

Tilting table with the possibility of laying 3D parts.

Aircraft Production goes “GREEN” – Broetje-Automation Collaborates with Airbus Aerostructures to Promote Sustainable and Resource-Efficient Production

Broetje-Automation has successfully collaborated with a broad industry consortium to identify ways to reduce the environmental impact of today’s production facilities. The “GREEN” project, a joint initiative of a consortium of partners including OFFIS e.V., DLR e.V., ProIng and Broetje-Automation GmbH under the leadership of AIRBUS Aerostructures, developed measures to reduce the power consumption of old systems by up to 85% in certain areas of application. Overall, especially retrofitting older systems allows significant contributions towards a more sustainable industrial production.

STAXX Product Family in Focus at JEC March 5-7

Broetje-Automation proudly introduces the STAXX Family at JEC, showcasing an 8 tow STAXX Flex endeffector. The STAXX Family is a transformative suite of automated fiber placement (AFP) solutions designed to redefine manufacturing processes in the Factory of the Future. From the compact and cost-effective STAXX Box to the high-performance capabilities of the 16 tow STAXX Flex System, each member of this innovative family represents a peak of adaptability, versatility, and reliability. With cutting-edge features and a commitment to process-adapted production, the STAXX AFP Family stands at the forefront of revolutionizing automated fiber placement, starting a new era of precision and efficiency in composite manufacturing.