Automated Fiber Placement

Broetje-Automation specializes in designing and manufacturing advanced automated systems for fiber placement. The robotic and continuous process applications give maximum support for the production that our customers require.

While we are able to insert our knowledge into single robotic systems, our continuous composite solution offers a more complex and all-in-one solution containing multiple process steps in the manufacturing of large composite parts. Regardless which solution serves the customers’ needs various cfk materials such as dry fiber, pre preg as well as thermoplastic or duoplastic materials are applicable for the process.

For the factory of the future the automated fiber placement process enables the production of various shapes and purposes that would be difficult or impossible to achieve using traditional manufacturing methods. The accuracy and repeatability of the automated process ensures consistent quality and reduced material waste. At Broetje-Automation we are able to provide multiple production scenarios from single-tow applications to using 16 tows at a time. Enabling more flexibility and process control with sensoric heating and laser units if necessary for the material. This presents the opportunity of fast production and precise workpiece adaption for gentle and sustainable processing.

STAXX Compact

Compact and flexible production in a box. This system combines all the necessary components for a compact and space saving serial production with high layup rates for 2D parts.

STAXX 3D

This system provides you with the technology to produce complex 3D composite parts. The production in a box is not only flexible but time and cost-efficient.

STAXX One

A customizable robotic system to create complex structures and stiffening inlays. This single tow AFP system combines several processes in one robot.

STAXX Flex

Ready for industrial production. The STAXX Flex is a large fiber placement system for various materials and sizes of parts.

Meet Broetje-Automation at SAMPE 2024

Broetje-Automation to present AFP solutions at SAMPE 2024 conference

As a leading provider of advanced manufacturing solutions for the aerospace and composites industries, we are pleased to announce our participation as an exhibitor at the SAMPE 2024 Conference. The event will be held May 20-23 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

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.