Kuka Systems collaborates on composite research

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BLACK Country robotics firm KUKA Systems has collaborated with a leading aerospace group on a new research study into composite materials.

The Halesowen-based firm has worked with Bombardier Aerospace to devise an innovative robotic cell for laying up dry carbon fibre material.

The one-year programme, run by the Technology Strategy Board, has seen KUKA, together with other project partners Loop Technology and Güdel, form part of a wider consortium to look at ways of developing affordable composites manufacturing technologies.

The robotic cell developed during the project focused on its potential use in future wing production and is currently being trialled at Bombardier in Belfast. It aims to process dry carbon fibre material more quickly and efficiently than the existing method.

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