At Coriolis Composites, we are passionate about industry and innovation. We started from scratch 20 years ago! That’s why, today, we stand as strong relays of the French Fab* and the European industry as a whole. Thanks to our history, we embrace a culture of no limits: we have carried out ambitious projects despite all the difficulties, without ever failing. Today, we master a unique combination in composite materials: machine, software & expertise. This allows us to support our customers from the beginning of their project with defining their needs and designing of the part itself, all the way to the implementation and optimization of AFP machines.
Clémentine Gallet, Coriolis Composites CEO, is, among others, a member of the GIFAS Aéro-PME Committee, the French Fab, and the BPI SME accelerator, and sits in the boards of directors of several industrial companies, and the ID4CAR competitiveness cluster.
* French Fab is an accreditation award created 2 October 2017 in order to federate French companies and to promote French industries throughout the world.
Coriolis Composites is a global expert in composite technologies, developing hardware and software solutions to enhance your production and design capabilities.
Choosing the reference in automated composite additive manufacturing means accessing:
in robotic fiber placement cells and software
1ST UNIQUE ROBOTIC TECHNOLOGY
qualified on serial production chosen by premium aerospace companies
of experience in composite fiber placement including laser heating devices for dry fiber and thermoplastics
customer support in composite manufacturing
in 12 countries with 6 subsidiaries and 6 partners
FIFTY FAMILIES OF PATENTS
extended in relevant countries (Europe, USA, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea…) and six trademarks registered in France and abroad
LIGHT, STRONG AND COST-EFFICIENT
Composite materials outperform traditional materials. They reduce complexity, weight and energy consumption. They adopt intricate geometries whilst remaining highly resistant. They enhance competitiveness and enable new product designs. They are the fabric from which the future is made.
AFP SYSTEMS FROM CORIOLIS COMPOSITES
Aircraft manufacturers have paved the way for the large-scale industrialization of composite materials, closely followed by the automotive industry. Tomorrow, our mobility will largely rely on composite materials. New instruments for composite manufacturing will further spur the ongoing industrial metamorphosis.
Coriolis Composites has inspired and driven the advent of Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) additive manufacturing.
Today, our robotized solutions for the series production of composite structures are being adopted by industry leaders around the world.
Together with our clients, we analyze new program requirements and demonstrate feasibility in our Technical Center. We then deliver fully industrialized solutions for reliable, fast and cost-efficient manufacturing – from the very start of series production.
The worldwide reference in composite filament winding joined Coriolis Composites in 2018 to extend the Coriolis Group wide scope in AFP additive manufacturing.
SUPPLYING ROBOTIC FILAMENT WINDING
Founded in 2004, MF TECH has 18 employees and is based in Argentan, France. It is a global benchmark company in the field of robotic filament winding, a technique used in the manufacturing of composite parts such as tubes, mechanical parts and vessels.
The robots developed by MF TECH are currently used in multiple sectors including automotive, aeronautical and aerospace, defence, nuclear, medical and even sports.
TECHNOLOGICAL AND COMMERCIAL SYNERGIES
Together the two companies benefit from the relationships established by Coriolis Composites with the major aerospace contractors, profiting from an international network in USA, Canada, China, Germany and the UK as well as the perfect reputation of MF TECH in the automotive sector.
THE FIRST EXTERNAL GROWTH FOR CORIOLIS GROUP
I am extremely pleased with the collaboration between our two companies, both of which are at the cutting edge of robotics technology within their respective fields. We share the same culture of innovation and the same vision of the role to be played by robotics within the composites field. Together we will be able to offer a complete package, unique in the market, to all our customers. This is an important stage in our strategic plan designed to see our Group become a global leader in industrial robotics for the manufacturing of composite parts ‒ a market offering significant potential over the long term.
Clémentine Gallet, President of Coriolis Group, parent company of Coriolis Composites
Benefits of our AFP cells
ASSURING RELIABILITY AND COST-EFFICIENCY
We have developed proprietary technology to guarantee the reliability and performance of our AFP solutions. Our highly modular and standardized systems include:
/ A compact, precise and agile AFP head for dynamic tow control, including cutting, feeding, compacting and heating
/ A standard articulated robot and complementary mold rotator, for spatial positioning
/ A remote creel for cooled storage of tow spools and tow tension control
/ An optional linear rail for robot and creel, enabling the manufacturing of very large structures
/ An integrated software suite for offline design, optimization, machine simulation, programming and production control
/ A reactive service and maintenance team close to your production sites
ENHANCING VERSATILITY AND PRODUCTIVITY
Our technology has proven its maturity in large-scale industrial programs. It offers the combination of versatility and productivity required for the series production of composite parts:
/ From simple to highly complex geometries
/ Honeycomb sandwich structures
/ Ramping on non-constant sections
/ Strongly curved, concave and convex shapes
/ Thermoset, thermoplastic and dry fiber processes
/ Bi-directional operations and ultra-short cut lengths
The manufacturing of composite structures requires intensive evaluation and preparation. Our Technical Center offers a unique test-bed facility for developing, testing and validating solutions under industrial conditions. A team of engineers, dedicated to your specific project, ensures safe and reliable series production right from start:
/ Preparing, evaluating and optimizing series production
/ Generating kinematic control for optimized fiber lay-up
/ Assuring the delivery of a mature, tried-and-tested production tool > Transferring skills and training the production team Laser