Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) Familiarisation

Course Overview
This 1 day familiarisation course has been developed to provide delegates with an awareness of Automated Fibre Placement (AFP). The content will cover what AFP is, when it should be used, and its different forms.

Delivery Style

Who should attend?
Managers, finance, other non-technical staff and technical staff unfamiliar with AFP who are moving into an AFP role.  We recommend attending Composites Awareness or having an awareness of composite materials and terminology before attending this course. 

Aims and Objectives
To gain a basic understanding of AFP, why it’s used and alternative processes.  To be familiar with the various forms of AFP, different materials suitable for AFP and some examples of real AFP applications.

Course Duration
1 Day

Course Content:

Awareness of AFP:

  • Review of composites and manufacturing awareness
  • Principals of AFP

Exploration of AFP:

  • AFP cell and equipment
  • Materials and control

Awareness of how AFP is used:

  • Applications for AFP
  • Design and programming
  • Tooling
  • Manufacturing after AFP

Further Learning
Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) Operator
Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) Design

Upcoming dates:

21st February 2017 Bookings closed

24th May 2017 -  Register your interest here

If you have a minimum of 6 delegates and the current planned schedule does not meet your business needs we may be able to set up another course date for you.

For further information please complete a booking enquiry form or contact


 +44 (0) 117 370 7600