Automated Composites Lamination – Cost vs Payback

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Mr. Benson received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Utah State University. He has spent the last 34 years developing manufacturing technologies for composite structures and building a wide variety of composite parts. Vern is one of the primary inventors and developers of the Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) Process and related equipment, and also a new Automated Stiffener Forming (ASF) process. This new stiffener process has potential to impact the world of composite stiffener automation, similar to how automate fiber placement has with large composite skins and shells. He remains active in manufacturing development and automation for many different composites applications.