06 May 2005
06 May 2005
Rockledge Matrix Composites Inc. has been named by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company as an approved source of supply for critical composite structures on the F/A-22 Raptor programme.
This supplier contract concludes eight months of test and evaluation by both companies and positions Matrix as one of a few companies worldwide approved to manufacture resin transfer moulded carbon fibre structures and parts for the aircraft.
Matrix has been recognized by the aerospace leader as a STAR supplier for providing excellent quality products with top delivery performance.
The F/A-22 is being produced for the U.S. Air Force as the world's only fifth generation fighter aircraft. Final assembly takes place in Marietta, Georgia with Lockheed Martin, its partners and nearly 1,000 suppliers in 42 states having delivered 40 aircraft of the 83 presently on order.
Matrix Composites Incorporated has been providing quality composites since 1993 and is a proven source of precision composite structures for the aviation, medical, and space industries.
Alvant has been appointed to work on a two-year, £28 million project titled Large Landing Gear of the Future, which aims to deliver a 30% weight reduction and assist the aerospace industry’s drive to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
Hexadrone’s 3D printed Tundra prototype, manufactured by CRP Technology via laser sintering (LS) technology using Windform SP and Windform XT 2.0 carbon composite materials, has won the Red Dot Award 2018 in the drone category.
UK company Norco Composites has invested in a larger spray booth and a new cutting and kitting machine to enable the company to increase productivity in line with growing demand from its marine customers.