Automated Fiber Placement

Broetje-Automation specializes in designing and manufacturing advanced automated systems for fiber placement. The robotic and continuous process applications give maximum support for the production that our customers require.

While we are able to insert our knowledge into single robotic systems, our continuous composite solution offers a more complex and all-in-one solution containing multiple process steps in the manufacturing of large composite parts. Regardless which solution serves the customers’ needs various cfk materials such as dry fiber, pre preg as well as thermoplastic or duoplastic materials are applicable for the process.

For the factory of the future the automated fiber placement process enables the production of various shapes and purposes that would be difficult or impossible to achieve using traditional manufacturing methods. The accuracy and repeatability of the automated process ensures consistent quality and reduced material waste. At Broetje-Automation we are able to provide multiple production scenarios from single-tow applications to using 16 tows at a time. Enabling more flexibility and process control with sensoric heating and laser units if necessary for the material. This presents the opportunity of fast production and precise workpiece adaption for gentle and sustainable processing.

STAXX Compact

Compact and flexible production in a box. This system combines all the necessary components for a compact and space saving serial production with high layup rates for 2D parts.


This system provides you with the technology to produce complex 3D composite parts. The production in a box is not only flexible but time and cost-efficient.


A customizable robotic system to create complex structures and stiffening inlays. This single tow AFP system combines several processes in one robot.


Ready for industrial production. The STAXX Flex is a large fiber placement system for various materials and sizes of parts.


Broetje-Automation delivers STAXX One Automated Fiber Placement System to VIC-K for Future-Oriented Solutions

Broetje-Automation has delivered the innovative Automated Fiber Placement System “STAXX One” to VIC-K, a leading international provider of products and services to the aerospace, defense, energy, and railway sectors. The system includes a COMAU industrial robot with a STAXX One Fiber Placement Endeffector and an additional rotational axis, making it ideally suited for building a wide variety of composite structures.

Marc Fette (left), CEO of CTC GmbH and his team welcomed the new robotic AFP system at the premises of CTC in Stade.

Broetje-Automation delivers STAXX One Fiber Placement System to CTC Composite Technology Center Stade

Broetje-Automation GmbH has delivered its highly innovative STAXX One Automated Fiber Placement Robot to the Composite Technology Center / CTC GmbH (An Airbus Company) in Stade, Germany. This advanced and automated fiber deposition system will be used in conjunction with the CTC and Airbus teams to create ecologically efficient and innovative composite structures, in support of a more sustainable future of mobility.