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Reinforce your composite materials in a customized way.

With the perfect combination of lightness, strength and precision

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for complex geometries.

Targeted reinforcement of your fiber composites from TFP Technology
Technology: Tailored Fiber Placement - TFP

TFP Technology specializes in an innovative type of near-net-shape fiber laying using CNC embroidery machines.

With this technology, different types of fibers, such as carbon, aramid, glass or natural fibers, are precisely placed and stitched onto carrier materials. This technology enables the production of composite materials and semi-finished products in large quantities and with exact reproducibility – from prototypes to individual and serial production.

Tailored fiber placement (TFP) optimizes the fiber orientation according to the force curves and enables tailor-made reinforcement of composite materials. The targeted fiber placement leads to an optimization of the mechanical properties and enables a more efficient use of material. TFP is particularly advantageous for applications that require a combination of lightness, strength and precision, such as in the aerospace and automotive industries.

Targeted reinforcement through tailored fiber placement

Tailored Fiber Placement (TFP) is a technology for manufacturing semi-finished textile products from fiber strands. Alternatively, this process is also known as roving laying.

Our CNC embroidery machines lay fiber strands (also known as rovings) made of carbon, glass fiber, aramid and other fibers onto flexible carrier materials.

We align the fiber orientation individually to the force curves in your product.

Between stitches, the embroidery machines move the carrier material and embroider the fibers in the optimum fiber orientation.

We can also easily integrate functional threads for sensors, wires or heating strands or heating conductors in any shape into your fiber preforms during fiber laying.

HV-TFP - High Volume TFP

High Volume TFP (HV-TFP) is a further development of fiber laying in which two fiber strands are placed simultaneously. This doubles the laying rate with the same number of stitches and enables shorter running times. In addition, the HV-TFP process allows two different fiber types to be laid simultaneously, for example carbon fiber together with glass fiber.

HV-TFP combines the advantages of precise fiber placement with faster and more efficient production.

Tailored Fiber Placement offers you

Optimal fiber orientation

In the TFP process, the fibers are aligned precisely along the main load paths of the component. This is particularly important because the strength and stiffness of composites depend heavily on the direction of the fibers. The precise alignment of the fibers significantly improves the mechanical properties of the component.

Adaptability & flexibility

TFP makes it possible to combine different fiber types (such as carbon fiber, glass fiber or aramid) in a single component. In addition, the fiber density can be varied in different areas of the component to create localized reinforcements where they are needed most.

Weight reduction

As the fibers are only placed where they are needed, the overall weight of the component can be reduced compared to traditional production methods. This is particularly advantageous in sectors where weight saving plays an important role, for example in the aerospace and automotive industries.

Complex geometries

TFP can be used to create complex geometric shapes that would be difficult to produce using conventional methods. This opens up new possibilities in the design freedom and functionality of components.

Quality and reliability

The precise control over fiber placement leads to a more consistent quality and higher reliability of the components. This is particularly important in applications where safety and durability are crucial.

Reproducibility

The preforms can be reproduced as often as required while maintaining the same quality and performance. This decisive advantage is guaranteed by TFP technology using CNC embroidery machines.

No matter what challenge you are currently facing with your product or component, let us work together to find a way to achieve optimum reinforcement.

Our cutting technologies for your fiber preforms

State-of-the-art laser cutting systems and CNC cutters ensure optimum and efficient cutting of the manufactured elements. Our ultra-modern and precise cutting units are supported by advanced camera systems and bring specific advantages for your products.

The laser cut welds the edges and prevents the technical textiles from fraying or unraveling.

The CNC cutter is better suited for more heat-sensitive fabrics. It cuts the semi-finished products mechanically and does not subject the material to any thermal stress.

With our wide range of cutting technologies, we can react flexibly to a wide variety of materials. Whether it’s conventional fiber textiles, films, composite materials with self-adhesive film laminated by us or special high-performance textiles – our systems are equipped for every challenge.

Tailored fiber placement from the manufacturer

  • Do you want to make your plastic component or product stronger,lighter and more efficient ?
  • Are you looking for a manufacturer who will work with you to develop a customized fiber reinforcement that flexibly strengthens your component exactly where you need structural performance the most?
  • Are you looking for a manufacturer that offers everything from a single source, from the idea to the prototype to serial production?


Get in touch with us! We look forward to your idea or challenge!

This is how your semi-finished products are made at TFP Technology:

No matter what challenge you are currently facing with your product or component, let us work together to find a way to integrate innovative functions.

  • Do you want to make your plastic component or product stronger,lighter and more efficient ?
  • Are you looking for a manufacturer who will work with you to develop a customized fiber reinforcement that flexibly strengthens your component exactly where you need structural performance the most?


This is our area of expertise – from the idea to serial production.

  • Do you need a heating function in order to integrate it seamlessly and homogeneously into your fiber composite component or plastic product?
  • Does your heating element need to be particularly flexible and resistant ?
  • Are you looking for a manufacturer who can implement the layout, size and heat output exactly to your requirements?


We know our way around this – from the idea to serial production.

  • Do you want to add necessary or additional functions to your fiber composite component?
  • Are you looking for a manufacturer that seamlessly integrates functional yarns for damage sensing, measurement data acquisition, data transmission and much more into your component as a sensor mat or fiber preform?

This is what we specialize in – from the idea to serial production.

Would you like to find out more about Tailored Fiber Placement?