Automated Lay-Up - The Future for Large Composite Structures
Tues., Jan 27th, 2009 at 5:30 p.m
Speaker: David Littman ATL Engineer
HITCO Carbon Composites
Automated composite components fabrication productivity rates are driven by multiple factors including part size, tool shape, ply shape and other design constraints. The effects of these factors can be limited by detailed programming and the use of simulation software to predetermine the production process.
David Littman is an ATL Engineer at HITCO Carbon Composites in Gardena, CA where he leads the effort to automate composite components fabrication. Mr. Littman has over 25 years experience in composites manufacturing on various programs and structures including 787, JSF, Delta Rockets, Globalhawk, C-17, MDX, Notar and commercial satellites. Prior to joining HITCO, Mr. Littman worked for MAG Cincinnati, ATK, Space Systems/Loral and McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company.