PAM-COMPOSITES can reportedly predict the manufacturing chain for developing a defect-free aeronautic composite fuselage panel.
PAM-COMPOSITES can reportedly predict the manufacturing chain for developing a defect-free aeronautic composite fuselage panel.

ESI Group has released PAM-COMPOSITES 2016, simulation software which allows process and design engineers to predict, analyze and correct manufacturing defects of composite structural components across the manufacturing chain.

The software features the company’s existing PAM-FORM, PAM-RTM and PAM-DISTORTION modules but now makes it possible to identify the origin of defects and manufacture composite parts with a higher degree of accuracy.

It covers a range of composites manufacturing processes including draping, thermoforming, liquid composites molding (LCM), resin transfer molding (RTM), and curing, as well as two new robot draping processes: automated fiber placement (AFP) and automated tape layering (ATL).

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