thermoplastic composite materials
Lightweighting your world® with advanced thermoplastic composites.

Thermoplastic Composite Materials

Forget everything you know about composites— Slow processing times, high scrap rates, brittleness and high cost are a thing of the past.

Today's thermoplastic composites are tougher, lighter, stiffer, have infinite shelf life, can be recycled and perform better in every multi-impact, highly demanding environment. And cost is coming down fast.

Fiber & Thermoplastic Resin Options

We procure pre-impregnated tape made with long fiber length, high fiber alignment and high fiber fraction to make the highest performing fiber-reinforced parts with the least amount of material. Fiber input options include carbon fiber, glass fiber, aramid fiber, and others.

The RELAY Station accommodates pre-preg material with resins like PA, PA66, PPS, PEEK, PEKK, PEI, PC, PP, PE, TPU and more.

If you don't see it here, that does not mean we cannot process it. Just about any thermoplastic is a candidate for the Fiberforge process. Simply contact us or the material supplier to discuss your requirement.

Some material suppliers include:

Benefits of Thermoplastic Advanced Composites

Composites have traditionally been considered a high cost specialty material— difficult to process, labor‑intensive, with high scrap rates and an unpleasant work environment.

Thermoplastic advanced composites compared to other materials:

  • Affordable replacement of aluminum, steel and titanium
  • Improved heat tolerance
  • Increased toughness
  • Chemical resistant
  • Enhanced stiffness
  • Greater compressive strength
  • Longer material lifespan
  • Non-toxic to produce
  • Recyclable for other processes
  • Low manufacturing cost
  • Weldable
  • Reshaping and reforming flexibility
  • Recyclable for other processes
thermoplastic composite materials

With advanced composites, fibers are oriented within a part so that loads are carried along the fiber direction, improving performance and minimizing cost.

One advantage of the Fiberforge thermoplastic manufacturing process is parts may be tailored with pad-ups and ply-drops where required.

Contact us to learn how we can help select the right thermoplastic composite material with you.