20 April 2001
20 April 2001
Marion Composites has been awarded a $2.5 million follow-on contract by Raytheon Company of El Segundo, California. According to program manager, Roger Bowman, Marion Composites will supply the Enclosures and the Array Panels for the Sentinel Program. The systems are to be delivered over the next eighteen months. The award represents a continuing relationship between Raytheon and Marion Composites, which began in 1978 with the Firefinder Program.
ATP’s Marion Composites division also recently received its third multi-year certification to ISO 9001. Marion Composites was initially certified to ISO 9001 by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) on February 23, 1995 and received its second certification on January 28, 1998. ISO 9001 is an internationally accepted quality assurance model made up of 20 sets of quality system requirements. Marion Composites' certificate is valid for the design, manufacture, repair and servicing of radomes and composite structures, shelters and relocatable hospitals for the aerospace, military/defense and commercial markets.
Marion Composites produces a wide variety of aerospace composite structures, shelters, and relocatable hospitals, and is the world's leading manufacturer and designer of radomes for high-performance jet aircraft. Advanced Technical Products, Inc.'s operating divisions include Intellitec, Lincoln Composites, Lunn Industries and Marion Composites.
Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.
SGL Carbon and Fraunhofer IGCV have officially opened the Fibre Placement Centre (FPC) at SGL's site in Meitingen, Germany. Compositence, BA Composites and the Chair for Carbon Composites at the Technical University of Munich have also joined the alliance, and Coriolis Group and Cevotec are planning to come on board as partners.
With the aim developing a broader platform for additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter, UK, and Victrex, have formed a strategic partnership to introduce next-generation polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymers and composites while improving the performance of the underlying AM processes.