Our abilities make the difference

Through development of our own software, building processing lines, and strategic equipment acquisitions, we possess powerful vertical integration of man and machine.

We hone customer requirements using a palette of in-house resources and capabilities, or we approach our extensive network of government, industry, and academic partners for joint solutions. The creative application of our notable capabilities has saved our customers and the US taxpayer millions of dollars over time.

engineering capabilities

Grounded in Math. Backed by Science. Creatively Applied.

With our historical roots anchored in the fundamental understanding of composite mechanics that started within the circle of the world’s most renowned composites pioneers, engineering is our heritage. We embrace and solve material, composite, and structural challenges that many other companies will not attempt. Our engineering capabilities include:
  • Dedicated, High Performance Computing for Advanced Computational Analyses
  • Finite Element Expertise
  • Proprietary closed-form solutions developed using Material Minds
  • Mathematica
  • Fortran
  • C++
  • Python
  • Matlab
  • NI Labview
  • Proprietary Additive Manufacturing translators
  • CMH17 Composite Material Handbook contributors

composites manufacturing capabilities

Lay-up. Infusion. Compression. Injection.

We have the processes, equipment, and resources to satisfy your project deliverables at our facilities in Horsham, PA, and Greenville, SC. With supplemental large-scale production capacity residing with our sister company, Seemann Composites in Gulfport, MS. Composites manufacturing capabilities include:
size ranges
  • Prepreg components up to 216” x 144” x 96”
  • Resin infusion
  • Compression Molding 46” x 46” x 10”
  • Injection Molding 15” x 15” x 15”
processing capabilities
  • Large format custom ply-cutting
  • In-house tool design/fabrication
  • Dedicated lamination bays
  • Small, medium, large format curing ovens
  • On-site freezer support
  • Post-cure tooling and assembly processing

composites testing capabilities

Pull. Shear. Bend. Torque.

Our marquee test facility in Horsham, PA, allows us to characterize material properties with great precision against their known benchmarks, and while also facilitating novel materials development efforts. What we discover in our test facility directly supports our contribution to the CMH17 Composite Material Handbook and our ability to deliver superior composite products. Our composites testing capabilities include:
Quantity and Size Ranges
  • Six MTS Hydraulic Load Frames up to 50kip capacity
  • Honeywell, Interface, Lebow, Futek load cells ranging from 50lb to 100kip
  • TA Instruments Q800 DMA
  • Anter Corporation Unitherm 2022 thermal conductivity test center
  • Associated Environmental Systems LH-6 test chamber
  • Q-Labs UV Test Chamber
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Processing Capabilities
  • Tension/compression
  • 3-pt/4-pt bend
  • Fracture
  • Fatigue
  • Open-hole
  • In-plane shear (V-notch)
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Machining Capabilities

Custom composites through high-tech alloys. We machine them all.

To deepen our vertical project integration, we stood up a comprehensive and redundant array of machining capabilities including large envelope CNC milling, routing, and ply cutting. In an effort to control quality and mitigate supply chain lead times, we produce most of our tooling and custom-machined products. Machining capabilities include:
  • 3-Axis CNC mills and routers
  • 5-Axis CNC mills
  • 2-Axis CNC ply cutters
  • 4-Axis Wire EDM
  • Waterjet
  • Hydraulic and mechanical presses
  • Supporting gage calibration system
machine envelopes
  • CNC machining up to 144” x 84” x 56”
  • CNC routing up to 188” x 64” x 30”
  • CNC ply cutting (unlimited length)
  • Wire EDM up to 41” x 32” x 16”
  • Waterjet up to 158” x 78” x 12”

additives capabilities

Additive Manufacturing. Low Cost. High Volume. Advanced Designs. Added Value.

We possess a wide array of additive manufacturing technologies to support the research, development, and production of composite and metallic structures. In addition to facilitating our own concepts and design, we also support advanced research that defines the future of advanced manufacturing.
Some of our additive manufacturing capabilities include:
injection molding
Our small-format, advanced fiber-reinforced thermoplastic materials enable low-cost, high-performance prototypes.
compression molding
We have small- to medium-format fiber-reinforced thermoset and thermoplastic component fabrication capability to support your R&D and low-rate production and full rate requirements.
3D Polymer Printers
Our diverse-filament, small-format 3D polymer printers facilitate cost-effective and accelerated proof-of-concept demonstrators. They are also used to produce select tooling and prototypes.
3D Metallic Additive Manufacturing
Our high-temperature additive manufacturing machine offers the ability to fabricate parts requiring ultra-high heat and wear needs for hypersonic and space applications.
Composite Wovens
Our proprietary, advanced composite textiles are deployed in some of the world’s most important equipment. We have fiber twister, warper, and looms under-roof.
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