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.
Thai Flight Training (TFT), a subsidiary of Thai Airways, recently ordered an Airbus A320 door trainer from Spatial Composite Solutions.
NTPT is collaborating with the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne - Swiss Centre of Technology (EPFL) and other partners to research discontinuous fibre composite tubes for high performance applications.
Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) recently ordered a Boeing 787 door trainer from Spatial Composite Solutions, complete with Spatial’s virtual slide trainer.