Growing the cevoTeam, new R&D collaborations, and a highly profitable webinar

Dear friends of Fiber Patch Placement,

Some things that used to be quite normal pre-COVID are now worth a special mentioning: Beginning of September, our commercial team attended the first in-person event since end of 2019! The International Composites Summit (ICS) in London, UK, was a great success and proved the point that, despite big advancements in online communication, in-person meetings are core to human interaction.

As we speak about human interactions: We welcomed two new colleagues to our growing cevoTeam: Dr. Florian Lenz joined as Technical Director, and Henriette Morgenstern as Technical Marketing & Business Development Manager. They are looking forward to meeting you at one of our next events!

We also proudly present MAI ACoSaLUS. In this R&D project, supported by the Bavarian aerospace funding program and under the lead of GKN Aerospace, we advance the lay-up automation for multi-material sandwich structures, including the automated lay-up of honeycomb cores.

Enjoy your read!


Thorsten Groene

+49 89 2314 165 0


Company news

New colleagues in the cevoTeam
Beginning of September, our new Technical Director Dr. Florian Lenz started at Cevotec. As mechanical engineer with a doctorate from the TU Dresden in the field of lightweight construction and plastics technology, he remained loyal to the composites industry during his work at both LZS GmbH and NEMOS GmbH. Florian’s belief in FPP technology and the strong drive of our team finally brought him to Cevotec. In his new role, he will focus on coordinating the development of the FPP technology as well as its applications areas.

Welcome Dr. Florian Lenz!

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At the same time, our commercial team got a new member: Henriette Morgenstern started as Technical Marketing & Business Development Manager. After a change of industry, she returns with Cevotec to the field of lightweight engineering, which she already focused on during her studies of industrial engineering at the TU Dresden. With sporting spirit and verve, she is now looking forward to advancing Cevotec’s marketing activities and identifying new applications for FPP.

Welcome Henriette Morgenstern!

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R&D collaboration MAI ACoSaLUS – Automated Composite Sandwich Lay-Up System

Together with GKN Aerospace Deutschland GmbH, TUM – Chair of Carbon Composites, SGL Technologies GmbH, Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, and under the co-founding authority of Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, we started a pioneering R&D project targeting the full automation of sandwich structure production.

As of today, sandwich structures, known as an excellent means in building lighter and thus emissions-reducing aircrafts, still depend on manual material lay-up and subsequent inspection steps. We plan to further enhance the FPP process by e.g. enhanced on-line inspection steps and self-adaptive process control, advanced placement routines, and automated core handling. The project team aims to improve the net lay-up speed of relevant components by factor 7-10x.

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Webinar: H2 tank reinforcements with FPP
As you might remember from our last newsletter, Cevotec has developed an industrial solution that improves the material efficiency of composite tanks significantly. The weight of pressure vessels can be reduced by 15% while achieving equivalent mechanical properties. This is particularly important for the strongly growing hydrogen economy, which is key to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. We received a lot of interest in our case study and presentation as well as in our video footage from our demonstrator production.

To further explore the topic, we would like to invite you to our webinar “H2 tank reinforcements with FPP Technology“ which takes place Thursday, November 25, at 2pm CET. Our CEO and Co-founder Thorsten Groene will speak live on our industrial reinforcement solution and explain how FPP can replace the high-angle helical layers (HAHL) in a typical filament winding process. This shortens production time by 20%, decreases weight by 15% and improves storage efficiency by 10%.

In a series production setting, the investment in FPP technology amortizes already in the first year of production!

Curious? Register for the webinar!


See you around
We got pretty well used to participating in digital events. But now, after this long time of virtual meetings, we attended an in-person event again: The International Composites Summit in London (UK) beginning of September. For Cevotec, this event was a success: FPP received a lot of interest among visitors and we had many exciting discussion. In special focus: our pressure vessel reinforcement solution, which we also presented on the conference stage.

We already look forward to the next events this fall. Meet our Sales Lead Arne Muncke at B2B meetings in Torino and Nantes, and our commercial team at the Aviation Forum Hamburg. Here is an overview of upcoming events:

CAMX – The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo
October 19 – 21, 2021
Dallas, Texas
H2 tank reinforcement demonstrator part is shown at National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) booth J80

JEC Korea
November 3 – 5, 2021
Seoul, Republic of Korea
Cevotec CTO Dr. Florian Lenz speaking on “H2 tank reinforcements yielding 15% weight & cost improvements” on Wednesday November 3, from 4:00 to 4:20 p.m. (South Korea time)

Aerodef Manufacturing
November 16 – 18, 2021
Long Beach Convention Center, California

Composites Meetings Nantes
November 17 – 18, 2021
Nantes, France

November 23 – 24, 2021
Frankfurt, Germany

Aerospace & Defense Meetings Torino
November 30 – December 2, 2021
Torino, Italy

SAMPE JISSE-17 Tech. Conference 2021
December 1 – 3, 2021
Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Florian Lenz speaks on “Process innovation: H2 composite tank dome reinforcements with Fiber Patch Placement”

11. Aviation Forum Hamburg
December 7 – 8, 2021
Hamburg, Germany

JEC World 2022
March 8 – 10, 2022
Paris-Villepinte, France

Aerospace & Defense Meetings Tel Aviv
May 18 – 19, 2022
Tel Aviv, Israel

Recently released

As always, our press releases gain a lot of interest. Read them firsthand in our blog. We also recommend visiting our download area to get your copy of the H2 tank dome reinforcements case study or project profile of MAI ACoSaLUS.

More from the press

Download H2 case tudy

Download MAI ACoSaLUS profile

Thank you for spending some time with us

As we now started into the last months of the year, we look forward to announce exciting new innovations around Fiber Patch Placement very soon. Stay tuned and don’t miss our next newsletter in December.

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