A new composite manufacturing technique which combines winding and curing together is studied and analyzed. This method is especially suited to the manufacture of thick composite materials in which thermal spiking is a common problem. An experimental apparatus was designed and built for use with a filament winder to continuously cure a thick composite cylinder. A hoop-wound composite cylinder with 152 mm wall thickness was manufactured and embedded thermocouples and strain gages were monitored throughout the cure process. The experimental data were compared with analytical results.