An overview of automated manufacturing for composite materials

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This paper aims to present an overview of composite materials with the focus on automated manufacturing. First, it provides an initial understanding of what composite materials are, their different classifications and their advantages and disadvantages. Then, manufacturing automation is discussed along with the different classifications of robot that are commonly used and the advantages and disadvantages of automation. Market analysis shows that three industries of interest due to their advancements in composite and automated manufacturing are the automotive, aerospace and marine industries. A review of companies currently implementing composite materials and their use of automated manufacturing within these specific industries has therefore been carried out. Finally, research challenges are highlighted, along with directions for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 26th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781860435577
ISBN (Print)9781665443524
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2021
EventThe 26th International Conference on Automation & Computing - University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sept 20216 Sept 2021


ConferenceThe 26th International Conference on Automation & Computing
Abbreviated titleICAC
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


  • review
  • automated manufacturing
  • composite materials
  • robots
  • automotive
  • aerospace


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