Milestone for Industrial Production with Composites
Voith Roving Applicator Wins JEC Innovation Award 2017
- A milestone in carbon fiber technology
- Voith Innovation allows series production of CFRP components
- Industrie 4.0 production at Voith sets standards in terms of efficiency and flexibility
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Garching/Paris. At JEC 2017 in Paris, the world’s leading trade show for fiberreinforced
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.
The Voith Roving Applicator is a Voith-developed and patented process that
allows the highly automated production of fiber-reinforced components in any
desired lot size. With it, Voith Composites consistently implements the strategy
“From the fiber directly into the component”. The Voith Roving Applicator is able
to mechanically process the raw material carbon fiber directly. With its patented
direct fiber placement procedure, it merges previously required individual processing
steps into one, dispenses with the utilization of semi-finished parts in
the production process and thus allows significantly higher cost and efficiency
“With the Voith Roving Applicator we are setting new standards in terms of flexibility,
efficiency and quality,” states Voith Composites Managing Director Dr.
Lars Herbeck. “Our Voith Roving Applicator allows the automated series production
of CFRP components in almost any shape in individual lot sizes. Until
recently this had not been possible at such a high level of automation and will
open up new perspectives for CFRP as a material, especially in the automobile
The Voith Roving Applicator is at the core of the Industrie 4.0- production line at
the R & D and production site of Voith Composites in Garching near Munich.
The foundations for this large-scale production were laid by the development
partnership between Voith Composites and the automobile manufacturer Audi,
which has been in place since 2011. After its start-up phase, this production
line, which is worldwide unique with its level of automation and its flexibility, is
now successfully in service. The first user of the new Voith technology is Audi.
In Garching, Voith is producing CFRP components on an industrial scale for a
future Audi model.
About the Company
Voith Composites is the R&D and production center of carbon fibre-reinforced
composites in the Voith Group. For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been
inspiring customers, business partners and employees worldwide. Founded in
1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations
in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest familyowned
companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards
in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.
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