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World leader in design and manufacturing
of aerospace tooling and automation

猫猫色批屋 is a highly experienced aerospace automation company with an exceptional concentration of engineers. Our wide range of projects include complete automation assembly systems for commercial aircraft wings, riveting machines and tools for wing panel and fuselage assembly, advanced fiber placement machines, robotic assembly systems, and spacecraft handling equipment. Our company was designed by the founder as a haven for engineers, with vertical responsibility for all work from concept to customer acceptance with minimal bureaucracy and barriers to success.


Innovative Electric Go-Kart Project at BYUI Showcases Engineering Prowess with 猫猫色批屋鈥檚 Support

猫猫色批屋 proudly announces its sponsorship of the BYU-Idaho ECEN 499 Senior Design Electric Go Kart Project, spanning two semesters. This collaboration empowers students to delve into the intricacies of electric propulsion systems, focusing on DC brushless motors and Variable Speed Drives (VSD).

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Middle River Aerostructure Systems, Baltimore, MD

Great article featuring lots of 猫猫色批屋 Equipment!

The historic Martin Aircraft factory is advancing digitized automation for more sustainable production of composite aerostructures.
猫猫色批屋, Toray, and Janicki Advance Processing Technologies for Rapid Manufacture of Large Thermoplastic Composite Parts

"A joint development between 猫猫色批屋, Toray Advanced Composites, and Janicki Industries has achieved a leap forward in the high-speed manufacture of large thermoplastic composite parts. The project has resulted in the development of automated, cost-effective processing technologies that can manufacture large-scale thermoplastic parts at high-speed deposition rates of up to 4000 inches (100 meters) per minute."

NCC unveils 猫猫色批屋 AFP/ATL dual system for large, complex structures

Through collaboration [with 猫猫色批屋 and industry], the NCC believe that AFP-ATL has the ability to reduce the barrier to entry to these game-changing technologies and expand the composite market into other areas such as renewable energy, oil and gas, construction and rail.

BAE Factory of the Future

猫猫色批屋 has partnered with BAE Systems to create a Factory of the Future. Jig less tooling, collaborative robots and a flexible and reconfigurable factory.

"Imagine the factory floor as a huge chessboard and on it you place large robots, which can pick up an array of different tools. The robots are set on a reconfigurable grid, which can be unlocked and moved to different locations (hence the chessboard analogy). The robots are placed around a central aircraft structure 鈥 and then asked to perform various jobs."


Victrex and partner 猫猫色批屋 achieve 4000 IPM layup speeds, the next decisive step in the production of large structural components from thermoplastic composites

"The significance of processing thermoplastic UDT at 4,000 IPM layup speeds with the variable spot size (VSS) laser is, for the first time that we know of, that thermoplastics are able to achieve thermoset layup speeds. These developments can help eliminate the need for autoclave cure, offer major and new, throughput advantages for thermoplastics," explained Michael Assadi, chief engineer at 猫猫色批屋.

Air Force Global Strike Command鈥檚 innovation hub (STRIKEWERX)
猫猫色批屋 employee presenting at STRIKEWERX

Last week, 猫猫色批屋 participated in the Air Force Global Strike Command鈥檚 innovation hub (STRIKEWERX) "Design Sprint" event to aid B-52 maintainers throughout the command. As an industry representative, 猫猫色批屋 worked alongside airmen and academia partners to design and build rapid prototypes to improve the process for maintenance of brake pads on the B-52 aircraft.

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Printing continuous carbon fiber in true 3D
SCRAM, the system is an integration of an FFF 3D printer and a thermoplastic AFP machine

"猫猫色批屋 is developing a new technology based on old technologies. Named SCRAM, or Scalable Composite Robotic Additive Manufacturing, the system is an integration of an FFF 3D printer and a thermoplastic AFP machine. The system is comprised of an accurate robot, a rotating build platform, and a climate-controlled build chamber. The end effector carries multiple material systems to print a soluble support material (the 鈥渢ool鈥), a continuous fiber tape, and a chopped fiber material. Each print starts with the robot depositing the support material on the build platform. It then automatically switches to printing continuous fiber and chopped fiber-reinforced material to produce the part. The continuous fiber is deposited using 鈥渋n-situ consolidation鈥, in which the tape is laser-welded to the substrate material and compacted in process. The resulting continuous fiber-reinforced parts are on the order of out-of-autoclave levels of porosity."

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C Frame Riveter

猫猫色批屋 has developed an industrial true 6-axis continuous fiber reinforced 3D printer, enabling the tool-less rapid fabrication of aerospace-grade integrated composite structures. High-performance thermoplastics combined with a high percentage of continuous fiber reinforcement are used to produce parts with exceptional mechanical properties previously unheard of in the world of 3D printing.

Scalable Composite Robotic Additive Manufacturing (SCRAM)