Robotic Arms Make Adaptive Manufacturing That Much Easier

Thanks to high functioning robotic arms, weaving composite parts from long strands of light and strong carbon fibers could make life in the manufacturing industry that much easier.

Composites prior have traditionally been woven similarily to how someone would make baklava, a Greek/Turkish delight that is made with alternating layers of phyllo dough and a sugar and pecan syrup.  

And it was all manual labor.

Workers would alternate carbon fiber sheets and resin by hand, then bake the final shape in a pressure cooker, industrial-size, of course, called an autoclave.

Recently composites have taken on more of a 3D shape, which is more complicated and labor intensive.  Hail to the robot, since the more complicated composites can now be delegated to electrical moving robotic arms.

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