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Will COVID-19 accelerate automated manufacturing of advanced composites?

Updated: Jan 8, 2021

Advanced composites industry

Demand for composites is growing as manufacturers seek to make products lighter, stronger, and more durable. The global market is predicted to be worth $105.8 billion in 2020 and growing at 6.5% per year. Given the current scenario of labor-intensive techniques, manufacturers can no longer meet the market demand. Meeting this demand means radically re-thinking how composites are manufactured! 

COVID-19 has accelerated the need for automation technologies that prevent transmission of the virus
Labor-intensive composites manufacturing has now become even more challenging to perform
Now is the time for small composites manufacturers to venture into manufacturing automation with rental systems

Impact of coronavirus on manufacturing facilities

  • Locked facilities

  • Lower production following social distancing

  • Increased awareness of worker safety

  • Disrupted supply chain