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Automated path planning and thermographic monitoring for automated fibre placement

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Therm-O-Plan utilizes path planning capabilities within the process monitoring system of fibre placement processes. A new methodology for knowledge-based path planning is being developed to reduce planning efforts, even for complex carbon parts. In addition, the path planning process is linked to a newly developed online thermal monitoring system for diverse fibre placement systems.

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