The IRT Jules Verne & its partners Airbus, Loiretech & Fives Machining inaugurated, on Thursday 13 February, the automated manufacturing line for textile composite preforms MADRAS in the presence of Stéphanie Houel.


The implementation of this 18-metre long line including three robotic islands marks a key stage in the WING project.


Launched in April 2017, this partnership led by IRT Jules Verne, in collaboration with Airbus, Fives Machining and Loiretech, should enable the emergence of a new process for the use of “high-speed” textile composite materials, 5 to 6 times faster than existing technologies. The challenge is to produce large parts with complex geometry at a cost compatible with the economic constraints of the industry, particularly in the aeronautical sectors.