has been the pioneer in solutions for the (mass) production of thermoplastic composite structures using laser-assisted tape deposition technology since 2003.
Our vision is the highly automated, high-volume production of continuous fiber reinforced composites with in-situ consolidation and integrated, online quality control, thus raising composite part production to a completely new economic and industrial level.
At AFPT, we industrialize technology through automation and online quality control. We serve our customers by integrating our technology into their existing production lines, such as injection molding, or by offering product development and production services for semi finished products.
AFPT pushes the boundaries of process know-how through targeted R&D and by leveraging the strengths of our partners and customers, forming close partnerships focused on mutual success.
Close to people
Our technology is developed around people, for people
Lightweight, recyclable, automated and data-driven products
Of product design and state-of-the-art solutions, from our process to ourselves
Alformet GmbH founded to take over AFPT's contract production business
First automated production machines sold to industrial partners
First prototype for automated winding system developed
Turnkey projects for further endless winding machines for offshore applications delivered
First integration of multiple laser-assisted winding heads in an endless pipe winding system
First innovative concepts to produce pressure vessels developed
First R&D machines sold to research institutions in Europe
First R&D Machine operational at AFPT
AFPT GmbH founded by Patrick Kölzer, Coert Kok and Frank Rittenbruch in Dörth, Germany
First demontration head tested in Aachen by Patrick Kölzer
Fraunhofer IPT in Aachen, Germany is contracted to develop a closed-loop control system for the technology
AFPT BV is founded by Coert Kok in the Netherlands to seed the technology in Europe
Coert Kok visits the Boeing facility in St. Louis and is introduced to laser-assisted thermoplastic composite production.