Anaglyph is demonstrating the ‘revolutionary’ hand-layup ply placement technology PlyMatch.
According to Anaglyph, 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. PlyMatch 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 says it is particularly useful in case of complex geometries, with high curvature or enclosed spaces. So far, its users are in the aerospace, automotive and transport sectors but Anaglyph says there are still a lot more possible applications.
Laminate Tools is described as 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. Anaglyph says that it complements your existing CAD systems and/or FEA environments. Laminate Tools has native interfaces to Solidworks, Rhino, Nastran, 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. CoDA is based on several years’ research at NPL (National Physical Laboratory) that included experimental validation, which means that its results can be relied upon. CoDA is available as seven independent, but integrated, modules.
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.
Visit Anaglyph in Hall 5A, Stand N62 at JEC World 2017.