COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM AND METHOD

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United States of America

APP PUB NO 20200023537A1
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16041264

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Provided is a material-inspection system for planning a cutting pattern for a composite material sheet based on a detected defect. The system comprises one or more sensors to measure one or more material properties of the composite material sheet; a cutter assembly having a cutter tool to cut the composite material sheet; a control system comprising a processor and a storage medium comprising instructions, that when executed by the processor, configured to: obtain an initial cutting pattern for the composite material sheet, wherein the initial cutting pattern comprises a plurality of shapes to be cut; determine a defect in the composite material based on a sensor; determine a reject region in the composite material around the defect; shift one or more shapes of the plurality of shapes away from the reject region; and provide a revised cutting pattern based on the shifting to be cut by the cutter assembly.

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  • AURORA FLIGHT SCIENCES CORPORATION

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bosworth, William Robert Somerville, US 4 1
Fetfatsidis, Konstantine A Tewksbury, US 1 0
Needham, Thomas Richard Cambridge, US 2 0

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