From fiber straight to the finished componentAt Voith Composites, development and production work hand in hand, so that products can be efficiently developed and manufactured in short periods. On specially adapted facilities we produce small and large volumes using innovative manufacturing technologies.
This means that in the production process we can completely dispense with semi-finished products like multiaxial fabrics or textiles which are commonly used. Because Voith Composites uses only direct fiber placement processes, semi-finished products, which are a major cost driver, can be eliminated completely. The preforming process, which was previously very much a manual activity, has also been automated by Voith and is therefore much more efficient. Thanks to our manufacturing technology we achieve a near-net shape fiber deposition which reduces final processing to a minimum or even eliminates it completely.
In this context, we focus on three main direct fiber placement processes:
By exploiting synergies between the different processes, Voith Composites can produce components with a high degree of deep-drawing and forming. In addition, we are able to produce hybrid structures like GFRP with CFRP.