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Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) is a manufacturing technique under which precise fiber tapes are laid in order to manufacture multi-layered composite products. The product manufactured using Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) technology offers significant strength to products with reduced overall weight. ATL machines are designed for high speed tape laying of aircraft structural components. AFP- ATL technology aids in better precision and increased deposition rates.

Automated fiber placement technology has undergone significant improvements in the past decades. AFP process evolved to manufacture double-curved surfaces with the placement head automatically handling the start, stop, and cutting of individual tows. Additionally, automated fiber placement (AFP) machines have been improved by manufacturers by incorporating additional mechanisms such as gantry systems and robotic manipulators. The combination of accurate robot technologies and modular AFP heads provide a flexible platform that is capable of producing a wide variety of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) parts with speed, quality, and reliability.

Market Dynamics

The aerospace industry is growing and manufacturers are searching for innovative ways to ramp up production. The airplanes are complex, highly engineered machines and their components must be manufactured with an extremely high degree of accuracy. Advancement in robotic integration solutions are helping the aerospace industry to overcome these challenges. The aircraft production process offers high potential for automation. Robotics can fill the needs of fabrication jobs including carbon fiber layup, trimming, routing, and drilling. For such fabrication process companies use Automated Fiber Placements and Automated Tape Laying (AFP- ATL) machines. Robots can also do assembly jobs such as fastening, sealing, and painting. Robots are also now used to inspect aircraft, a very time-intensive process due to strict standards required of the aircraft industry.

AFP has become an important processing method and was identified as the most suitable to produce high performance aerospace components. MAGCincinnati, MTorres, Electroimpact, Coriolis and Broetje-Automation Composites are commercial manufacturers of AFP and ATL machines. AFP technology is currently being used in the aerospace industry to make parts up to 100 feet long.

For instance, in November 2020, Firefly Aerospace announced to utilize Ingersoll Machine Tools’ AFP systems for production of alpha rocket airframes. Firefly will install its first AFP system at its manufacturing and test facility in Texas, U.S. in May 2021, after which the Alpha rocket airframe will be requalified using AFP manufacturing processes. The second AFP system and automated assembly line is destined for Firefly’s new Florida Space Coast factory and launch site at Cape Canaveral, set to be installed by the beginning of 2022.

Among machine type, AFP machine segment is expected to exhibit the steady growth during the forecast period. AFP machine is defined as an automated fiber placement machine, which is an advanced method to fabricate composite structures for the aircraft's components such as airframes and other industrial products. AFP machine uses one ply (layer) at a time method, in order to build the complete structure. AFP provides several benefits such as fabrication of highly customized parts, as every single ply can be placed individually at different angles, making the component sustain more load compared to the conventional manufacturing method. Furthermore, other benefits offered by the AFP machine include shorter production lead time, faster lay-up rates, fewer stoppages and changeovers, increased material yield, and others. Due to these benefits AFP machines are gaining popularity in the aviation industry.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of global automated fiber placements and automated tape laying (AFP- ATL) machines market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2021– 2028), considering 2020 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approvals, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by the leading  market players
  • It profiles leading players in the global automated fiber placements and automated tape laying (AFP- ATL) machines market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, market capital, key developments, strategies, and future plans
  • Companies covered as a part of this study include Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc., Automated Dynamics, M.Torres Industrial Designs, SAU, Electroimpact Inc., MIKROSAM, Accudyne Systems, Inc., Fives, Coriolis Composites.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decisions regarding future product launches, product upgrades, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global automated fiber placements and automated tape laying (AFP- ATL) machines market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, managed service providers, third-party service providers, distributors, new entrants, and value-added resellers
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global automated fiber placements and automated tape laying (AFP- ATL) machines market

Detailed Segmentation

  • Global Automated Fiber Placements and Automated Tape Laying (AFP- ATL) Machines Market, By Machine Type:
    • AFP Machine
    • ATL Machine
    • Hybrid AFP/ATL Machine
  • Global Automated Fiber Placements and Automated Tape Laying (AFP- ATL) Machines Market, By End User:
    • Tier Players
    • OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)
    • Others
  • Global Automated Fiber Placements and Automated Tape Laying (AFP- ATL) Machines Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Machine Type
        • AFP Machine
        • ATL Machine
        • Hybrid AFP/ATL Machine
      • By End User
        • Tier Players
        • OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Machine Type
        • AFP Machine
        • ATL Machine
        • Hybrid AFP/ATL Machine
      • By End User
        • Tier Players
        • OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia & New Zealand
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Europe
      • By Machine Type
        • AFP Machine
        • ATL Machine
        • Hybrid AFP/ATL Machine
      • By End User
        • Tier Players
        • OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Latin America
      • By Machine Type
        • AFP Machine
        • ATL Machine
        • Hybrid AFP/ATL Machine
      • By End User
        • Tier Players
        • OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • By Machine Type
        • AFP Machine
        • ATL Machine
        • Hybrid AFP/ATL Machine
      • By End User
        • Tier Players
        • OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)
        • Others
      • By Country/Region:
        • GCC Countries
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East and Africa
    • Africa
      • By Machine Type
        • AFP Machine
        • ATL Machine
        • Hybrid AFP/ATL Machine
      • By End User
        • Tier Players
        • OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)
        • Others
      • By Country/Region:
        • South Africa
        • Rest of Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc.*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio and Specifications
      • Financial Performance
      • Strategic Overview
      • Recent Developments/Updates
    • Automated Dynamics
    • Torres Industrial Designs, SAU
    • Electroimpact Inc.
    • MIKROSAM
    • Accudyne Systems, Inc.
    • Fives
    • Coriolis Composites

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objectives and Assumptions
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Machine Type
      • Market Snippet, By End User
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Industry Trend
    • Merger and Acquisitions
    • New Product Launch/Approvals
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Porter’s Analysis
    • PEST Analysis
    • Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
  4. Global Automated Fiber Placements and Automated Tape Laying (AFP- ATL) Machines Market, By Machine Type, 2017-2028 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2020 and 2028 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • AFP Machine
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
    • ATL Machine
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
    • Hybrid AFP/ATL Machine
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Automated Fiber Placements and Automated Tape Laying (AFP- ATL) Machines Market, By End User, 2017-2028 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2020 and 2028 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Tier Players
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
    • OEMs (Original Equipment           Manufacturers)
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2017–2028, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Automated Fiber Placements and Automated Tape Laying (AFP- ATL) Machines Market, By Region, 2017-2028 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2020 and 2028 (%)
    • North America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Machine Type, 2017–2028 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2017–2028 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2020 and 2028 (%)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Machine Type, 2017–2028 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2017–2028 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2020 and 2028 (%)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Machine Type, 2017–2028 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2017–2028 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2020 and 2028 (%)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia & New Zealand
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Machine Type, 2017–2028 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2017–2028 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2020 and 2028 (%)
        • Brazil
        • Argentina
        • Mexico
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Machine Type, 2017–2028 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2017–2028 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country/Region, 2020 and 2028 (%)
        • GCC Countries
        • Israel
        • Rest of the Middle East
    • Africa
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Machine Type, 2017–2028 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2017–2028 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country/Region, 2020 and 2028 (%)
        • South Africa
        • Rest of Africa
  7. Competitive Landscape
    • Company Profiles
      • Ingersoll Machine Tools Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Automated Dynamics
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Torres Industrial Designs, SAU
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Electroimpact Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • MIKROSAM
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Accudyne Systems, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Fives
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Coriolis Composites
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
    • Analyst Views
  8. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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