USAF Backs Robotic Forming Of Tooling For Composites

Robots on either side of the flat sheet manipulate the metal into its final shape.

Credit: Machina Labs
Machina Labs is to develop its robotic sheet metal forming process to manufacture metal tooling for high-rate composites production, supported by a $1.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force’s AFWerx innovation arm. The contract is focused on metal tooling for fast-cure, out-of-autoclave...
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