TFP machines enable the specific placement—or stitching—of carbon fibers onto a mold. Traditionally, carbon fiber components were created by cutting shapes out of carbon fiber sheeting. Using TFP, ESE is able to precisely place carbon fibers onto a base material, orienting the fibers in specific directions and patterns to optimize structural performance. This increases the strength and durability of ESE’s carbon fiber parts, allowing them to manage loads and stresses more effectively.
In addition to optimized design, TFP enables faster production and higher volume manufacturing of carbon fiber components and minimizes waste reduction. Since the implementation of TFP, ESE has been able to reduce layup time by as much as 50% while cutting material waste by 80%. The more complex the design is from a layup and engineering perspective, the more substantial the benefits that TFP will allow you to materialize.
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