Forward Engineering GmbH has applied on behalf of a project consortium consisting of KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH, Alpex Technologies GmbH, DIEFFENBACHER GMBH, SAERTEX GmbH & Co. KG, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Albert Handtmann Metallgusswerk GmbH & Co. KG and the Chair of Carbon Composite (TUM) for this years´s JEC Innovation award for the development of a T-RTM roof frame. The consortium has been awarded during the JEC show in Paris in the category “Automotive, structural”. The production of the roof frame was demonstrated for the first time during the K 2016 with live production in 2 minutes cycle time at the booth of KraussMaffei. The result is a cost-efficient roof structure, made of hybrid textiles in multi preform, functional resin areas and integrated metal inserts out of one tool. The new Near-Net-Shape technology for shell-shaped components is a further highlight to minimize material-and process cost.