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Episode 3. Ramy Harik: Composite Manufacturing, Automated Fiber Placement, and the Pressure of Excellence

By Abe Danaher | August 27, 2019


Host Abe Danaher is joined by UofSC Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Ramy Harik to talk about automated fiber placement and the transformative effect it is having on the aerospace and automative industries. First, Ramy explains what composite manufacturing is (2:15) and what AFP machines produce (8:20) before addressing the newness of the field and the potential that it has to grow (11:56). Next, Abe asks Ramy about the pressure of trying to always stay at the forefront of the ever-changing field (16:05). Then, the episode ends with a bold prediction from Ramy regarding what the future of AFP will look like (23:10).

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