Industry: Composite forming technology
WEAV3D invented a more efficient way to automate the manufacturing of composite materials.
Composite materials are made from two or more materials with different characteristics and properties. When combined, the composite material can offer the best of both worlds. These materials are often used in aerospace engineering because they’re lightweight yet offer the same strength and durability of heavier materials.
But the process of making a composite material is time-consuming and expensive. That’s the problem that WEAV3D has solved.
WEAV3D’s technology weaves together and consolidates different materials into a composite, using a continuous and automated process that is faster and cheaper than traditional methods. This can reduce the cost of composite parts by up to 50 percent. The gains could make composite parts accessible to more industries, such as the auto industry, improving fuel efficiency for vehicles.
Company website: WEAV3D