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26th October 2018, London

AR for composites manufacturing with PlyMatch

Anaglyph, the UK composites design and manufacturing solutions specialist, will demonstrate the latest version of its hand-layup ply placement technology PlyMatch at JEC World, in March.

PlyMatch uses augmented reality to show the live combined images of actual and target ply outlines and fibre orientation details on a monitor, so that the two can be matched by the operator. It is used for the accurate placement of plies in hand lay-up manufacture of composite parts, as well as for monitoring and validation of automated methods. It is particularly useful in case of complex geometries, with high curvature or enclosed spaces.

PlyMatch uses augmented reality to show the live combined images of actual and target ply outlines and fibre orientation details on a monitor. © Anaglyph

PlyMatch is used by manufacturers in aerospace, automotive, bicycle and transport sectors at this stage, the company reports.

Laminate Tools is a stand-alone Windows application, interfacing with most industry standards. It addresses the entire Design-Analysis-Check-Manufacture group process of structural design but focusing on the composite material features,” the company explains. “It complements your existing CAD systems and/or FEA environments. Laminate Tools has native interfaces to Solidworks, Rhino, Nastran, HyperMesh, Ansys and Abaqus. It helps optimise and manufacture exactly what is being designed and saves valuable team time.”

CoDA (Composite Component Design Analysis) is used for preliminary analysis sub-components with Plate, Beam, Joint, Flange or Laminate geometries.

Based on Classical Laminate Theory, LAP (Laminate Analysis Program) is used to analyse any type of composite laminate subjected to in-plane loads and moments. The flat laminate is no fixed size, apart from its thickness, so that the analysis can be applied to any composite component where loadings and deformations are known.

Anaglyph has been offering solutions for composites design and manufacturing for over 20 years. Its software is being used in more than 30 countries worldwide.

www.anaglyph.co.uk

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