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Innovative Automated Composites Manufacture

iCOMAT is a spin-out company from the University of Bristol that has developed a patented manufacturing process for making advanced carbon fibre composites which are lighter, stronger and more cost-effective than the state-of-the-art processes for the aerospace, automotive and marine sectors.

RTS (Rapid Tow Shearing) is a patented automated composite material deposition process, fundamentally different to existing AFP (Automated Fibre Placement) technologies, enabling defect-free fibre steering process. This offers benefits in:

  • Structural efficiency

  • Geometrical complexity

  • Production time and material cost

Straight Fibre Composite
(Same properties in main directions)
Curved Fibre Composite
(Reinforced only in critical areas - fibres aligned with the primary load path)

Paradigm Shift in Composite Design


Fibre Steering Technology

Designed to drastically improve conventional AFP processes, our novel fibre steering technology can layup any width of tape in much more complex configurations than previously used, providing defect-free carbon fibre composite parts with complex geometries.

Our Partners

University of Bristol

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