stelia north americasites

lunenburg site

Recognized Leader in the Design, Analysis, and Development of Advanced Composite Structures

STELIA NORTH AMERICA COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING, headquartered in Lunenburg, NS, specializes in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced composite structures and sub-assemblies for the North American and European aeronautic, space and defense industries.

With over 27 years of experience, SNA has the vision to operate a profitable and sustainable business focused on customer satisfaction, through the timely delivery of high-quality products.

fully integrated services

  • Design & Analysis
  • Tooling Design
  • R&D and Prototyping
  • Manufacturing
    • Hand Lay-up
    • Filament Winding
    • LCM
    • Compression Molding
    • Automated Fiber Placement (AFP)
    • Assembly
    • Finishing
  • Non Destructive Inspection
  • Testing


Used for parts and Tooling

  • SFY 6000-5 Axis
  • Belotti 5 Axis
  • 2 x SFY 2000-5 Axis
  • Multiple 2 & 3 axis machines

expertise and strenghts

  • Hand layup and infusion
  • Thermoplastics consolidation
  • Co-curing process
  • Hot and cold core forming
  • Reticulation of adhesive on core
  • Inserts bonding
  • Aluminized Kapton bonding
  • Aluminum-to-CFRP bonding
  • Titanium-to-CFRP bonding
  • Autoclave / Oven curing
  • Trimming, drilling, NC-machining
  • Finishing and assembly
  • Manufacturing composite space structures (e.g. satellite antennas)
  • Manufacturing of aircraft structures
  • AFP manufacturing