14 October 2009
14 October 2009
Composiflex, a global supplier of composite products, has joined a partnership with Sunburst Electronics. This affiliation, cemented via a formal memorandum of understanding, will provide electronics equipment manufacturers a single source for integration of a composite enclosure with electronic assembly.
Composiflex offers nearly a quarter century of experience in composites materials, design and manufacturing. Most recently, Composiflex has engaged on several projects to produce light-weight enclosures and racks for military, aerospace, and commercial applications.
These specialised industries led the company to undertake research and development work to determine optimal combinations of fibre, resin, and process in order to address the demanding environmental standards of MIL-STD-810. It was also necessary to broaden the company’s technical expertise to include options for electromagnetic shielding, thermal management, and radiolucence. Composiflex quality systems are certified to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 standards.
“We are excited to respond to customer requests for more integrated solutions by entering this partnership. We expect Sunburst Electronics’ added-value, along with our internal expertise, to accelerate our growth in military electronics, avionics, and other markets,” said Marty Matthews, Composiflex sales & marketing executive.
Sunburst Electronics offers a full range of electronic contract manufacturing services. The company supports projects from engineering design through manufacturing and also offers product testing services. Sunburst quality systems are certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003, and AS9100 standards.
""Sunburst views this partnership as very strategic. As a result of this alliance, both companies are now able to accomplish a level of technology and service not yet seen in the aerospace manufacturing marketplace, by offering emerging technology aerospace programs with a one-stop solution to the manufacturing requirements for their products,"" said John Cline, president and CEO of Sunburst Electronics.
One of the main advantages of this collaboration is that the two companies are located only ten miles apart.
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