engineering

PROVIDING A WIDE RANGE OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. A WORLD LEADER IN THE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING OF ADVANCED COMPOSITES FOR THE AERONAUTIC, SPACE AND DEFENSE INDUSTRIES

what we do

  • Part design/build or build-to-print composite manufacturing Engineering

  • Process design and capture in robustly defined manufacturing processes (this means production documentation composition, compiling and tracking)

  • Tool design, build and prototyping

  • Production support and continuous improvement of live processes

  • Customer technical liaison and communication (the latest in video conferencing and data sharing – portals, FTP, Zoom. MS TEAMs, WebEX all supported)

How we do it

  • Design processes taking advantage of the latest techniques in composite fabrication - hand layup (prepreg, dry fabric/RTM), wet and tow-preg filament winding, both in and out of autoclave curing

  • Full service tool design for trim, drill and profile machining of cured composite laminate – including 5-axis processing with the latest in cutting tool technology baked-in

  • Provide customer visibility of the process development through the entire start-up cycle – from contract award, process design and tooling build, prototyping and first article fab

  • Production support and continuous improvement of live processes

  • SNA Engineer-to-Customer Engineer correspondence and coordination on cost-saving process improvements throughout the production life-cycle

what tools we use

  • Dassault Catia advanced CAD and analysis for part and tooling design [plus translators to allow for CAD data exchange with any contemporary CAD package]

  • FiberSIMM for detailed composite design and precise ply layout and control

  • LaserGuide (from Assembly Guidance) and Virtek LaserEdge systems/software for programming of laser guided ply layup

  • Lectra’s Diamino and Formaris for programming of automated ply cutting and optimized ply nesting

  • MasterCAM for automated CAM CNC programming of 5-axis and 3-axis trim/drill and advanced 5-Axis Morph profile milling - as well as for CMM and automated NDI motion control

  • FIberGraphix for automated CAM CNC programming of 4-axis filament winding

  • Verisurf CMM inspection programming

  • Markforged’s Eiger 3-D printing software for 3-D printing of tooling components

engineering expertise

engineering disciplines

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Industrial
  • Materials

technical disciplines

  • Industrial Mechanics
  • Manual and CNC Machinists
  • CNC Programmers
  • Electricians
  • Non-Destructive Inspection Technicians (Level I, II and III's)

design and analysis

nastran/femap for:


Tooling and part design (composites and metals).


Our servives include:

  • Analysis of quasi-isotropic and anisotropic materials.
  • 2D (shell) and 3D (solid) analysis.
  • Structural Linear and non-linear analysis for static and transient issues.
  • Structural Dynamics (Modal, Harmonic, Spectrum, etc).
  • Buckling (linear and non-linear) and Fatigue testing/analysis.