12 March 2010
12 March 2010
Dutch Thermoplastic Components, a composite parts manufacturer specialized in advanced thermoplastic composites, has opened a new sales office in Oregon City, Oregon, USA.
Industry veteran Larry Stevens has been appointed business development manager North America. This new office places DTC in a stronger position to support North American based aerospace and other high tech industry with continuous reinforced thermoplastic parts.
Since 1999, DTC has been press moulding continuous fibre reinforced thermoplastics such as PEEK, PPS, PEKK, PEI and polyamides. Today DTC's main products are structural brackets and clips for aero-structures, small aircraft interior structure such as seating components and lightweight machine parts. The fast thermoplastic moulding technology that DTC uses, offers customers a lightweight and cost effective replacement of aluminium and titanium parts.
DTC is an AS9100 certified company and is qualified to manufacture and inspect thermoplastic composite parts for both Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
Boeing has delivered the first of ten 787 Dreamliners to WestJet, marking the start of the airline's global expansion. Having long operated a fleet of Boeing single-aisle jets, WestJet will use the super-efficient, long-range 787-9 Dreamliner to profitably serve new international routes.
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.