Cygnet Texkimp’s 3D Winder has earned the company a place as a finalist in the prestigious IET Innovation Awards, which will be held in London on 13th November 2019.

The awards recognise the best new innovators across the breadth of science, engineering and technology, and celebrate the role of innovation in addressing environmental, economic and social challenges.

The 3D Winder is the first robotic, high-speed winding machine of its kind in the world capable of manufacturing complex, high-performance car and aircraft parts quickly, accurately, cost-effectively and in high volumes. It replaces slower, more expensive technologies and responds to demands for lighter, stronger, more fuel-efficient carbon fibre composites.

Luke Vardy, MD of Cygnet Texkimp, said: “To be shortlisted in these prominent industry awards is a great honour and a testament to the expertise and foresight of our engineering teams.

“The 3D Winder offers a new way of production for the modern world and addresses the need for faster and lower cost ways to manufacture the next generation composite aircraft and cars.”