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.
New Zealand company Revolution Fibres is tripling nanofibre production to meet increased international demand from a range of industries, from cosmetics manufacturers through to Formula One teams.
US company Web Industries has opened its first European sales office in Hamburg, Germany.
Airborne Aerospace has been awarded a contract by Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands to manufacture 48 substrate panels for the solar arrays of 12 new Galileo FOC satellites.