CAESA® Composites TapeStation

Modular CAM Software with integrated simulation for AFP & ATL processes - Version 14

Optimized coverage planning

The focus of the CAESA® Composites Suite is the automated and optimized generation of courses and laying programs for the effective use of Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) and Automated Tape Laying (ATL) technologies.

  • Efficient coverage planning in just a few minutes.
  • Consideration of machine restrictions such as minimum tow length and design requirements of the part.
  • Adapt your laminate to the machine and minimize material usage and production time.
  • Easy integration of new layup heads and machine kinematics.

Machine Manufacturer

We reproduce your machine in the software and create a complete package for you:

  • 3D models 
  • Kinematics 
  • Postprocessor 
  • Machine specific features

Component Manufacturer

Create optimized programs for your components:
  • Cost & productivity analyses
  • Optimized material usage 
  • Gap management
  • Collision analysis

Research Institutes

The TapeStation offers fast program generation for your trials:

  • Open for new machine concepts
  • Expandable interfaces 
  • Customizable postprocessor
  • Flexible licensing model

Supported processes

  • Processes: AFP & ATL
  • Laminate types: 2D & 3D
  • Laying heads: Single tow, Multi tow, Multi material, Multi width
  • Cutting: perpendicular, angled
  • Machine types: NC machines and robots, including external axes


  • Import: CATIA V5 CPD, Fibersim, DXF, STEP, IGES
  • Design: Definition and calculation of laminates, gaps and overlaps
  • Analysis: Material usage, fiber angle deviation, steering
  • Export: Laminate manufacturability report, layer outlines, FE formats
  • Postprocessor: Siemens 840D sl, KUKA KRL, KUKA.CNC 
Optimized coverage planning for your component
Monitoring of the design requirements
Path planning for complete laminate


  • Analysis: process time, component costs
  • Planning of production
  • Collision analysis 
  • Consideration of speed parameters

The workflow in an overview

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Software demo

Find out in the context of a video conference:
  • the functionality of the software 
  • deeper insights into the work process 
  • the possibilities for your application

NC program

Receive based on your component data:
  • an individually designed NC program
  • first indications for the feasibility of the component
  • Manufacture your component using the program


On the basis of the generated NC program we calculate:
  • the incurred costs for your component 
  • the production time and machine utilization 
  • the required material for the production

Get in touch with us

Are you interested in one of the above mentioned offers or do you have questions about the CAESA® Composites TapeStation? Please do not hesitate to contact us!

Marc Loegel

Team Leader Composites
Senior Software Engineer & Composites Expert
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