Composite Fiber Direction Optimizer

Increase performance with variable fiber directions

Increase performance and save 25% material

Optimize your composite part designs to have locally optimized fiber directions in order to create products with superior performance, while also saving manufacturing time and material costs. Composite manufacturing techniques such as Fiber Patch Placement or Tailored Fiber Placement can locally vary the fiber directions, fully leveraging the potential of fiber-based composites for engineering design.

Increase composite performance with locally optimized fiber directions

The fiber layup directions of your composite part designs can be optimized to match the loading conditions. Rafinex can determine the optimal fiber directions for your design’s stress distribution. By depositing fibers only where necessary you can greatly improve your part’s performance.

You can make drastic savings on the amount of fiber materials required, as high as 25%, while reducing the manufacturing and processing time.

New techniques such as AFP or TFP can manufacture variable fibre composites at scale.

Automatically obtain a 2D preform

Automating the 2D preform computation saves significant time and cost.

Automatically obtain the 2D preform layup for a quick integration with the manufacturing team. Rafinex’s fiber direction optimizer unfolds the part’s 3D fiber paths into a manufacturable 2D preform, using standard data formats such as DXF, for a seamless workflow integration.

Similarly, it is possible to compute what the fibre directions in your 3D part are, if it is manufactured using hot forming of planar thermoplastic composite plates.

Next-generation composite designs

Build next-generation composite designs for applications in automotive, aerospace and sports. Design products for your customer which are truly ahead on performance and weight. Rafinex’s fiber optimizer tool is compatible with any CAD software and comes with reliable expert support.

Be at the forefront of the industry, and fully leverage the potential of fiber-based composites for engineering design – all while saving cost and time.

The next generation of composite designs will fully leverage the fibres’ anistropic potential.