About Cevotec

Get to know Cevotec – your Fiber Patch Placement experts.


A great team of
automation specialists

Munich-based automation specialist Cevotec offers one of the world’s most advanced production systems for complex fiber composites. At the intersection of composites, mechanical engineering and software, Cevotec develops production systems and software based on Fiber Patch Placement (FPP) technology: SAMBA and ARTIST STUDIO.

The production systems enable the automated lay-up of carbon fibers, glass fibers, adhesive films and other technical fibers on complex 3D geometries. Manufacturers use FPP technology to produce e.g. multi-material composite aerostructures, composite pressure vessel reinforcements, and other high-performance components in a quality-controlled, fully automated lay-up process. Switching from conventional processes to Fiber Patch Placement enables cost and time savings of 20%-60%.

Where we come frome

Fiber Patch Placement has left marks and written history in the years of its technological development. Invented by Airbus Innovation Works in 2008, the technology was advanced in a joint industry project that gained support from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In a team with the Institute for Carbon Composites of TU Munich, the companies Airbus, Manz, Cenit, OttoBock, and additional partners, the technology advanced from 2011 to 2014 to a working prototype that builds three dimensional parts from fiber patches.

In 2015, Felix Michl, Dr. Neven Majic and Thorsten Gröne founded Cevotec as a spin-off from the Technical University of Munich as part of the EXIST research transfer program to commercialize the technology. In March 2017 at JEC World in Paris, Cevotec presented SAMBA and ARTIST STUDIO, an industry-ready FPP system and software, for the first time and has successfully transferred Fiber Patch Placement from science to industry in recent years.

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“Fiber Patch Placement has taken a remarkable development in the last couple of years. It checks a lot of boxes of what our research partners are looking for.”

Prof. Klaus Drechsler

Head of Chair of Carbon Composites, Technical University Munich

Our mission

Meanwhile, Cevotec is the leading developer and one-stop-shop for patch-based composite production technologies. SAMBA and ARTIST STUDIO are the first industrial production system for complex fiber laminates and multi-material sandwich structures. We will further expand our portfolio of technologies featuring flexible fiber orientations – in processing technology as well as in software. It’s our own software development in particular that enables us to implement complex processes while keeping the design process easy and efficient for the user. We follow a clear technology roadmap, which we orient stringently to market needs. Because only when our customers are successful with our technology, we will be successful in the long-term.

Our mission is to enable manufacturers to build complex composites – in high volume and superior quality.

About Cevotec

“Cevotec has developed a very impressive technology for automated composites processing. We’ve immediately seen the enormous potential for the industry and are looking forward to their future innovations.”

Michael Kralowetz

President & CEO GFM GmbH



Fiber Patch Placement is invented by Airbus Innovation Works


With support from Airbus, TU München and other partners develop an FPP-prototype


Project „Patchwork“ to commercialize FPP starts at TU Munich


Felix Michl, Thorsten Gröne, Dr. Neven Majic und Prof. Klaus Drechsler found Cevotec GmbH in Munich
Cevotec lettering black


Partnership with Airbus
Financing for market entry
Move to Ludwig-Bölkow-Campus, Ottobrunn
Partnership with Baumann Automation


Cevotec launchs SAMBA and ARTIST STUDIO at JEC World in Paris
Nomination for CAMX Awards


SAMBA extended to enable the processing of thermoset prepreg material
Sales partnership with Composite Automation LLC for North America
Cevotec becomes partner of Fiber Placement Center
Founding member of the Composite Application Center (CAC) based in Singapore
Nominated for the Innovation Award of AVK
Received JEC Award for Sustainability together with Premium Aerotec


SAMBA extended to enable the processing of additional, pre-impregnated materials for sandwich structures
Received SKF Award “Materials and Processes of the Future” at the Industry of the Future Challenge in Vernon, France
Exclusive representation and reseller agreement with Fuji Industries Co., Ltd. for Japan and Thailand


Move to new headquarter at the Hatrium, Unterhaching
Successful ISO 9001:2015 certification


New Partner and shareholder: GFM GmbH


Commissioning of first FPP system on U.S. soil at NIAR’s Advanced Technologies Lab for Aerospace Systems

You got questions?

Whether you have a question about our products, services, or just want to say hi, we would love to hear from you. You can reach us by phone, email, or by filling out the form if you click on the button below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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