4-Axis Filament Winding Machine for Composite Manufacturing
Department of Aerospace and Astronautics
This proposal requests funding for a 4-axis desktop filament winding machine, set up in the Mechanical Engineering Composite Shop, to be used for student manufacturing of advanced composite parts. The proposed filament winder will be set up in the Mechanical Engineering Composite Shop. This machine will allow students to gain valuable experience in designing and manufacturing axisymmetric composite parts and assemblies using filament winding, a method of manufacture that is used frequently in the aerospace and defense, nuclear, automotive, medical, and recreation industries.