Scorpion AFP4.0

The Scorpion combines a COTS FANUC M-900iB/700 with Electroimpact's production proven modular AFP process head. Although inexpensive, this AFP system takes no shortcuts and is a full featured AFP4.0 lamination system. Use this system in production to manufacture lighter carbon fiber parts or at your University as the ultimate PhD. maker.


This is AFP4.0 in a box that includes:

  • FANUC M-900iB/700 Robot
  • 4 lane 1/4" AFP head
  • Vacuum Flat Charge Table (2.5m x 3m capacity)
  • Laser safety enclosure
  • Operator Interface

Facility Requirements:

  • 3 phase 440VAC @ 30A
  • 15 (50 peak) SCFM @ 90 psi
  • 8" thick reinforced concrete floor
  • 20’ x 20’ minimum box size (6m x 6m)

Modular AFP Head Features:

  • 4 lane, 1/4" tow baseline AFP
  • 2 segment "eye-safe" Laser heat or 4 segment high output Laser heat
  • Servo Creel

Process Capabilities:

  • Initial Feed: 4000"/min (100m/min)
  • Re-feed: 3000"/min (75m/min)
  • Cut: 3000"/min (75m/min)
  • Min piece: 4" < l < 5.5" @1200"/min (30m/min)
  • Thermoplastic, Thermoset, Dry Fiber, & TowPreg

Customizations (ask for a quote):

  • X axis 6m to infinite
  • Part Rotator
  • 4, 8, or 16 lane AFP in 1/8", 1/4", and 1/2"
  • CGTech VCP/VCS programming

Inspection:

  • Tow end - included
  • Process error - included
  • Lap/Gap - optional
  • FOD - optional
  • Backer Detection - optional