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.”
Coriolis Composites has been selected by the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University (WSU), US, to provide a thermoplastics capable Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) system.
Boeing and Thermwood have employed additive manufacturing technology to produce a large, single-piece tool for the 777X programme. The project is demonstrating that additive manufacturing is ready to produce production quality tooling for the aerospace industry.
CRP USA will display solutions for the space industry manufactured in the Windform family of materials at Satellite Innovation 2018 at the Silicon Valley Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California, US, on 9-11 October.