Aerostructures

The Aerostructures Division manufactures complex composite structures and assemblies. Our company offers decades of experience supplying airframe and engine components on commercial and military fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms. This includes autoclave co-cured carbon fiber structures, metal and honeycomb bonded panels, and final assembly.

  • Advanced Composite Structures
  • Metal Bonded Structures
  • Composite Assemblies

We have a fully flexible production capability to meet your unique requirements, including one-off problem solving, customized projects or volume manufacturing. Our design, development and testing capabilities allow for new techniques and concepts to be created and fully tested to ensure products meet the highest quality standards. The Aerostructures Division supports its composites manufacturing operation with in-house tool design and fabrication, core detail fabrication and laboratory testing.

Aerostructure components for rotorcraft

Centers of Excellence

Berlin, CT

Design, development and production of complex carbon composite aircraft structures

Aerostructures Division engineering and fabrication. Complex composite structures and assemblies, autoclave, bonded panels, captive phosphoric acid anodizing capabilities, sheet metal components and assemblies and light machining.

Capabilities
  • Design:
    • CATIA V5         
    • UG NX7.5         
    • MASTERCAM X4          
    • 3dVIA          
    • CPD                  
    • FIBERSIM         
    • VERISURF                    
    • ENOVIA LCA
  • Composite Fabrication
  • Hand Layup / Laser Ply Projection
  • Major & Complex Composite Assemblies
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Heat Treating
  • In-house Phosphoric Acid Anodizing
  • Metal Bonding
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Autoclave Curing
    • 7’-0” Diameter x 14’-0”
    • 8’-6” Diameter x 20’-0”
  • CNC 5-Axis Routing
  • Prime and Paint Application
  • Portable CMM Inspection
  • Program Management
  • Tool Design

Charleston, SC

Advanced Composites Manufacturing and Assembly Center

Aerostructures Division engineering and fabrication. Complex composite structures and assemblies, autoclave, bonded panels, and light machining.

Capabilities
  • Design:
    • CATIA V5         
    • UG NX7.5         
    • MASTERCAM X4          
    • 3dVIA          
    • CPD                  
    • FIBERSIM         
    • VERISURF                    
    • ENOVIA LCA
  • Composite Fabrication
  • Major & Complex Composite Assemblies
  • Program Management
  • Automated Ply Cutting
  • Hand Layup / Laser Ply Projection
  • Automated Fiber Placement (Planned)
  • Autoclave Curing
    • 9‘-0” Diameter x 30’-0”
    • 12’-0” Diameter x 20’-0” (Planned)
  • Ultrasonic Inspection (Dual Robot TT)
  • Paint

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