Introduction to Automated Fibre Placement Manufacturing


Advanced Manufacturing processes by offering greater precision, reliable repeatable processes and design flexibility, Automated Fibre Placement is becoming more popular.

This course uses the SU-IMC’s state-of-art equipment to introduce advanced manufacturing techniques. You'll learn more about the equipment, the processes and their application.

You will benefit from Sabancı University’s industrial links and research strengths and you will have access to the labs and facilities in SU IMC.


The course consists of theoretical components as well as applications. Teaching is provided through lectures, exercise classes, and laboratory work.

You will study to gain a thorough and detailed understanding of the principles and techniques of composite manufacturing using automated fiber placement machine.

Course Modules

  • Introduction to how the 3D printers can be used

  • Design for manufacture
  • Limitations

Learning Outcomes

This course will teach you AFP machines, their benefits and helps you to understand the requirements for AFP manufacturing methods and processes.

This course can provide you with a strong foundation for moving into a relevant industry, improve your employability, or be the basis for further study through the pursuit of a career in research.