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.”
The Middlesex production facility of Web Industries’ Aerospace market team has earned accreditation from Nadcap (the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) covering the facility’s composite cutting and kitting operations.
Group Rhodes, through its Rhodes Interform business, has developed a revolutionary new process that enables large monocoque components, particularly those produced by super plastic forming (SPF) from very thin material, to more accurately retain their shape on cooling.
The combination of MSP’s NC-Checker and NC-PerfectPart software with Renishaw’s leading probing technology, is delivering significant cost and time savings for Quickstep Technologies’ composite manufacturing processes.