02 July 2008
02 July 2008
Quatro Composites has become a technology partner in manufacturing Insitu’s next generation autonomous unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
“The Technical Development Center, located in Poway, CA, provided valuable input to Insitu’s engineering team, working with them to design their parts for composite fabrication on the next generation UAS due to release in second quarter of 2009,” said Karash Turpin, Vice President of Quatro’s Engineering Operations. “Insitu was able to take advantage of our specially designed and fabricated assembly and alignment tools, as well as our extensive experience and proprietary out-of autoclave manufacturing processes.”
In May, Quatro, was awarded ISO 9001:2000 and AS9100:2004 Certification of Registration. The certification signifies both of its facilities, located in Orange City, IA and Poway, CA, comply with all standards of the AS9100 quality management system. ""Receiving the AS9100 certification clearly demonstrates Quatro’s commitment to both commercial aerospace and non-aerospace customers since the standard focuses on critical areas important to all industries such as supply chain management and process control,” says Steve Roesner, President of Quatro. “We have a company commitment to continuously improve all business functions while providing innovative, technical products and responsive customer service to the composite industry.”
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.