Forged Thermoplastics with long reinforcing fibers
embedded in a matrix of thermoplastic resin.

Oribi ManufacturingLighter Stiffer Tougher

  • 60% Lighter than Steel and 600% Stiffer
  • 25% lighter than aluminum
  • 60% less scrap during production than sheet goods
  • 500% Stiffer Than Injection Molded Plastics


  • Energy
  • Medical
  • Defense
  • Aerospace
  • Transportation
  • Recreation
  • Electronics

Features and Benefits

  • high specific strength and stiffness and low density.
  • thermoplastics' high toughness makes their use appealing in applications that require energy absorption and strength after impact
  • mass-producing lightweight structural parts
  • Parts can have any laminate orientations, ply build-ups, holes


  • anisotropic materials, Carbon/PPS Unidirectional, Carbon/Nylon Unidirectional, Quasi-Isotropic
  • Reinforcement: Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, Aramid Fiber, Polyethylene Fiber, Basalt Fiber
  • Matrix: PA, PBT, PEKK, PE, PPS, PEEK, PET, TPU, PP


  • Matched Die Plastic Forging
  • Automated, Robotic, Controlled Processing
  • Cycle Times range from a 1-3 minutes
  • High Pressure
  • Automated Trimming
  • High Pressure
  • Automated Trimming


When reviewing tensile strength ply direction is important.

Because PSI or Mpa is measured per "amount of material", use those numbers and the quantity of material going each way to get part strength.


Unidirectional Fiber Glass PET has 1,000 Mpa or 145,000psi tensile strength

  • A 4 ply layup that was 0 deg and 90 deg you would have:
  • 0 deg 2 plies @.009" thick, or .018" thickness material, calculated to strength using 1000Mpa.
  • 90 deg 2 plies @.009" thick, or .018" thickness material, calculated to strength using 1000Mpa.