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Tailored Fiber Placement™ (TFP)

A complete composite design and manufacturing solution for producing parts which are stronger, lighter, and less expensive than aluminum parts.

Tailored Fiber Placement is a green technology that has been developed for safe lightweighting of vehicles.

TFP enables mass production of composite parts. It's additive fiber placement methodology allows for near zero material waste which provides a significant material cost advantage over traditional woven composite products. Coupled with the ability to process low cost, high-tow carbon, significant production throughput can be achieved.

Designers are now able to lay down fiber along the load cases which significantly improves strength and safety at the lowest possible weight. Many automotive suppliers have a weight-reduction target of about 40%; TFP can exceed these results with improved safety. Coliant's latest generation of TFP technology has been proven at Michigan State University's Composite Vehicle Research Center and at Oakridge National Laboratories.

By taking a full systems approach, our creation of multiple TFP Design and Manufacturing Technologies has put us at the forefront of composite components; often cited as three or four generations ahead of other composite technologies. Software and hardware solutions are available through LayStitch Technologies. LayStitch Machines utilize our automated StitchAttach™ Technology, a robust solution to Print (place) a variety of wires, tubes, fibers etc, and join them onto varoius types of carrier materials.

To learn more about TFP's history and it's application on Airbus A350 XWB carbon composite window frames, visit Composites World Tailored Fiber Placement: Besting metal in volume production.

LayStitch™, Laystitch Technologies™, FiberPrinter™, StitchAttach™ and Tailored Fiber Placement™ are trademarks of LayStitch, LLC.

For more information please contact:
Adam Bonislawski
Laystitch LLC
(586) 276-0906