REFORM shows first results at Manufuture 2013
10 October 2013
The first results from the REFORM project were on display at LITEXPO in Vilnius as part of Manufuture2013.
A scale model of the TEKS pylon made from recycled composite waste showed how innovate manufacturing and assembly techniques could be used to allow metallic parts to be made from recycled material with no tooling, reducing cost, material and energy use for low-medium volume applications.
A low cost augmented reality application was shown, which could be run on a tablet device to provide instructions on composite lay-up order and ply directions. By photographing the layup as it was in progress, full traceablity can be added to composite parts. This technology can reduce lay-up time as well as reducing scrap due to incorrect ply positioning.