The global AFP/ATL machines market is forecasted to grow at an impressive rate over the next five years to reach an estimated value of US$ 294.7 million in 2024. The growth of AFP/ATL machines is governed by vast number of factors, among which the benefits offered by these machines over traditional hand layup process coupled with organic growth of the aerospace industry is the prime growth driver. AFP/ATL machines lay prepreg material efficiently at a rate of more than 50 lbs. per hour with improved part quality, which is not possible with the traditional hand layup process. A skilled technician can generally lay prepreg at 2.5 lbs. per hour. These machines are playing a pivotal role in achieving OEMs’ focus on the development of lightweight composite parts with reduced cycle time.