NetComposites
Advanced Engineering 2019

Cygnet Texkimp Strengthens Position in Filament Winding Market With Launch of Four-axis Machine

06 March 2019

Cygnet Texkimp Strengthens Position in Filament Winding Market With Launch of Four-axis Machine

Custom machine builder Cygnet Texkimp will demonstrate its new filament winding technology at JEC World 2019.

The fibre converting specialist will mark the launch of its four-axis filament winder by showcasing the full, production-scale machine at its stand.

Its launch comes two years after Cygnet Texkimp brought to market the world’s first robotic 3D winding machine, the 3D Winder, to create complex composite parts for the automotive and aerospace markets in high volumes and at high speeds. It is also a year since the launch of the company’s robotic filament winding machine.

Luke Vardy, Managing Director at Cygnet Texkimp, explains how the new machine strengthens the company’s position in the filament winding market:

“Our 3D Winder and robotic filament winding machine sit at the more complex end of the filament winding scale, and in developing them with the University of Manchester we built a huge amount of knowledge in the process.”

“We’ve now translated that knowledge into a standard machine that is accessible to a wider cross-section of the market but retains the specialist features that our technology is known for, which include optimised geometry, reduced contact points, and the right surface finishes.”

“Once again, we’re applying 45 years of know-how in creels, handling and converting to maximise the value of our customers’ investment in fibre by eliminating opportunities for damage.”

Visit Cygnet Texkimp in Hall 5, Stand L62 at JEC World 2019.


Photo provided by Cygnet Texkimp




Share this story


Related / You might like...

Cygnet Texkimp Uses High-payload Collaborative Robotics in Breakthrough Handling System

Fibre handling expert and custom machinery manufacturer Cygnet Texkimp has developed an AGV-mounted mobile handling system using a collaborative robot capable of lifting packages of fibre weighing up to 35kg.

Bindatex Celebrates 10-year Partnership

Bindatex is celebrating 10 years of partnership and delivering 50 tonnes of multiaxial fabrics to a global composites reinforcement manufacturer. The specialist slitting service enables the manufacturer to supply its customers with material in a wide variety of widths.

RadiciGroup Sustainability Team Recognised for Work Excellence by Confindustria Bergamo

On 7 June 2019, the Eccellenze al lavoro [Excellence at work] award ceremony promoted by Confindustria Bergamo, the chief manufacturing and service industries association in Bergamo, was held at the Fiera di Bergamo Exhibition and Trade Centre.