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1. (WO2017037446) LAY-UP HEAD

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/037446    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2016/052687
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 01 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B29C 70/38
Applicants: COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS LIMITED
Inventors: TINGLE, James
Title: LAY-UP HEAD
Abstract:
There is provided a lay-up head (18) for applying elongate fibre reinforcement material (14) to an application surface (12). The lay-up head (18) comprises a support head (20) having a transverse axis T, a dispensing mechanism (28) carried by the support head for dispensing elongate fibre reinforcement material (14), and a roller (24) for pressing elongate fibre composite material (14) against the application surface (12). The roller (24) is tiltable with respect to the support head (20) such that the roller axis R can be angled with respect to the transverse axis T of support head (20). The lay-up head (18) also comprises a holding mechanism (40) operable to hold the roller (24) in a central position in which the roller axis R is parallel to the transverse axis T of the support head.