A composite manufacturing expert
Applied Composites is a leading provider of complex composite components, assemblies,
engineering, and tooling to the aerospace, defense, and space systems markets. Vertically integrated with four strategic locations, we have widespread capabilities to serve expanding industry needs in many high-growth aerospace and defense platforms.
We believe we offer competitive advantages as one integrated company:
Agile Design and Production – our comprehensive capabilities specialized in quick-response, fast-turnover projects can dramatically reduce the product development life cycle.
Vertically Integrated – we provide part and tool design to manufacturing process development to production fabrication to all aspects of testing.
Experienced – we are proud to have many legacy aerospace structures development programs, across military and commercial platforms.
Bandwidth – currently 360,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing floor space, 650+ employees and more than 60 engineers with the ability to scale as necessary to accommodate any business need.
Fully Qualified – Nadcap accreditation for Composites, FAA Repair Station, ISO17025 Compliance, EASA, with Tier 1 and OEM contractors.
State-of-the-Art 5-axis Machining Capabilities – 23 CNC machines. Including envelopes up to 13’ x 40’ x 5’, ultrasonic CNC capability, and CNC waterjet. We also design and fabricate our required tooling.
All-digital Layup Production – implemented throughout 25,000 sq.ft. of clean room space. All plies are cut with controlled cutting files, which are then processed during hand-layup with precision laser projection systems, press molding, RTM or filament winding.
Autoclaves and Ovens – 17 current technology autoclaves with an operating diameter of up to 16’ (by 30’ length), length of up to 40’ (by 7’ width), and processing parameters up to 800°F & 200 psi. 14 ovens, with envelopes up to 9’ x 8’ x 30’ and temperatures up to 450°F allow for massive bandwidth for out-of-autoclave processes.
Comprehensive Test – a full suite of materials testing capabilities, ultrasonic & CMM inspection, 3D printers, radome transmissivity and quality inspectors certified to AS9100D.
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