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Manufacturing Technology

At Voith Composites, development and production work closely together, allowing for our products to 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 in the production process. 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 has consequently become 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 entirely.

In this context, we focus on three main direct fiber placement processes:
  • Wet filament winding / Voith Prepreg Winding (VPW)
  • Voith Roving Applicator (VRA)
  • Voith LongFiber Preformer (VLP)
However, our machine pool can also handle downstream process steps like injection (such as the RTM process) or machining and assembly.

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.

Voith Roving Applicator

Awarded Technology

At JEC 2017 in Paris, the world’s leading trade show for fiber reinforced components, the Voith Roving Applicator has won the JEC Innovation Award 2017 in the category “Manufacturing.“ This prestigious prize is awarded every year to honor breakthrough innovations in the field of Composites. to the press release

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