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The Adaptive Moulds comes in various sizes and can be customized based on the customer’s requirements

Adaptive Moulds for the Composites Industry

The Adaptive Mould for Composites enables manufacturing companies to produce low-repetition curved composite panels faster, affordably and more sustainably than alternative techniques.

There is a rise in demand for composite materials across industries such as construction, aerospace, automotive, marine, wind energy and more.

Composites typically holds a higher strength to weight ratio than traditional materials. In addition to this, composites offer other advantages including flexibility, durability, resistance to corrosion, easy maintenance, and it is freely bondable with non-composite materials as well.

Every industry has their own set of use cases for using different types of fibers in their composite mix, including glass and carbon. However, one challenge that cuts across all these industries and materials, is the lack of technological innovations that can help curve the composite panels.

Adapa cooperate with experts from the field of composites, to help them shape their composite material for unique curved applications.


One mould can take multiple shapes, and it can do so within minutes. This means that you have:

The Possibility to fabricate different materials and designs with a single mould

No waiting time for tooling

Maximum flexibility for last-minute changes and design iterations


The Adaptive Mould eliminates the need for manufacturing unique tooling for every panel and because of this you have:

Minimal tooling costs

Reduced space requirements in your production setup

Shorter production time


The Adaptive Mould significantly reduces your potential waste of disposable moulds, which means that you have:

Less logistical costs due to no transportation or storage of disposable moulds

A more sustainable production and a smaller carbon footprint impact

Significantly less waste to manage

There are three different adaptive mould types that can be used for curved composite manufacture:

Double Curved Adaptive Mould


Ideal for Glassfiber designs with double curved geometry.

Double Curved Adaptive Mould


Ideal for Glassfiber, Thermoplastics and Composites in general, with double curved geometry design.

Double Curved Adaptive Mould


Ideal for a wide range of composite materials, with complex double curved geometry design.

Technical Data for Double Curved Adaptive Mould Types for Composites and Thermoplastics

Main Technical Features




Minimum curvature radius





Maximum casting area


5400 x 3600

5400 x 3400

3600 x 2160

Maximum casting height (actuator travel)





Maximum payload





Surface Tolerance (definition)

+/- mm




There are more advantages that can be achieved:

Multi Stage Forming

The flexible properties of the Adaptive Mould allow for multi-stage forming, including a process such as the following:

Lay-up panel material in flat stage

Adjust the mould into the curved shape

Release the panel by selectively lowering the actuators

High precision

The Adapa Tools software eliminates the need for manual measuring and support you to benefit from the advantage of:

Low mould surface tolerances

Guidance by accurate 3D laser

Guided process for springback effect

Collaborative Technologies

The Adaptive Mould is designed to handle surface temperatures up to 140o C and collaborate with several technologies:

Oven heating, heating mats, infrared heating

Vacuum system for infusion processes

Magnetic silicon sides and shuttering for panel edge precision

Top membranes for patterns or inlays

Robotic lay-up or post processes

Collaborative Technology Partners

Download Technical Data

Adaptive Moulds specified to your needs in four simple steps


Send us typical 3D files (.stp) or required shapes L x W x H + Curvature Radius, with material application information


Our engineers will present you with the best solution based on your requirements, any alterations and final approval


We will provide you with the quotation for your Solution


The formation of a commercial agreement between both parties, covering delivery of equipment, future service level agreements etc.