Fibermaq, a Brazilian provider of composite molding equipment, plans to participate for the first time in the Congress of Industrial Management and Aeronautical Technology taking place in October in the city of São José dos Campos.

According to Christian de Andrade, director of Fibermaq, the company will exhibit machines produced by Autometrix, a US manufacturer of automated systems for cutting special fabrics and prepregs. In June, Fibermaq took over the distribution of Autometrix products in Brazil.

‘There are several opportunities for this type of equipment in the aviation market, one of the main consumers of glass and carbon fabrics which reinforce the composite parts,’ said Andrade.

Fibermaq will distribute Autometrix Advantage, Radium and Argon lines, whose cutting speeds range from 0.60 m/s to 1.67 m/s - Radium and Argon work with up to two cutting tools simultaneously. The width of the standard model is 1.60 m, but could reach up to 3.80 m, while the maximum length is 17 m.

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