Albany Engineered Composites Inc.

Designs, develops, and manufactures advanced composite components. Core strength is highly tailored components, including 3D and 2D composites/sandwich structures. A new 45,000-ft2 R&T Center provides a dedicated facility for new technology, analytical design and simulation, and prototype development.

112 Airport Dr.
Rochester, NH 03867 US

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Albany International Corp.

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Preforms to parts via Quilted Stratum Process

Automated Preforming — The numbers and landscape
CW’s multi-blog series on preforming begins with an overview and quick look at the numbers: 1-min takt time, 10-15 seconds per layer, 490-kg/hr and 3.5 million parts/yr. Are you ready for serial CFRP production?

3D knitting solves preforming cost, time, performance equation
Disruptive digitized technology a dramatic step-change in near-net preform production for Dassault Falcon interior air duct.

CFM delivers first LEAP-1A engines to Airbus for A320neo
The composites-intensive engine features complex 3-D woven carbon fiber structures manufactured by Albany Engineered Composites.

Albany International finalizes acquisition of Harris aerostructures business
The Harris division supplies advanced composite products primarily for airframe applications.

Albany International to acquire Harris aerostructures business
Aerospace composites fabricator Albany International will acquire the Salt Lake City, UT, US, operations of Harris for $200 million.

Harris Corp., Rochester, NY, US
High-technology telescope and space structures expertise has its roots in legacy Kodak programs.

Resin transfer molding: An update
Fulfilling the promise of OOA composites without sacrificing pressure.

Plant tour: Spirit AeroSystems: Prestwick, Scotland, UK
Global aerostructures giant Spirit AeroSystems ventures into out-of-autoclave (OAA) composites manufacturing via vacuum infusion.

Albany Engineered Composites makes senior management changes
Diane Loudon will take over as president of AEC.

Aeroengine Composites, Part 2: CFRPs expand
Proven in fan blade/case applications, carbon fiber-reinforced polymers migrate to previously unanticipated destinations nearer the engine “hot zone.”

Aeroengine Composites, Part 1: The CMC invasion
As pressure for commercial aircraft fuel efficiency continues to mount, ceramic matrix composites evolve as they battle metals for application in the engine hot-zone and elsewhere.

Harris completes acquisition of Exelis
Florida-based Harris Corp. has acquired Exelis, whose Aerostructures and Geospatial Systems businesses include significant composites fabrication operations.

Exelis wins center wingbox strut contract for Airbus A350-1000
Aerospace composites fabricator Exelis (Salt Lake City, UT, US) has won a multimillion-dollar contract from Airbus (Toulouse, France) to produce composite center wingbox struts

Exelis wins Airbus A350 XWB composite strut contract
Fabricator Exelis has won a multimillion dollar contract to produce center wing box struts for the Airbus A350-1000 twin-aisle aircraft.

Albany Engineered Composites and Ricardo announce automotive partnership
The partnership will investigate introduction of advanced 3D fabrics and composites into automotive applications, for lightweighting.

Exelis Aerostructures: Salt Lake City
Braided composite shafts and struts for aircraft are its specialty, but there’s much more to this Utah, US-based rising star.

Composites in commercial aircraft engines, 2014-2023
The drive to boost aircraft operating efficiency continues to fuel adoption of polymer matrix composites in jet engines.

A critical market sector: Downhole composites in oil and gas
Tremendous secrecy and non-disclosure has kept this profitable composites application out of the spotlight, while it has enabled the current shale oil energy boom.

Safran/Albany open new composites facility in Commercy, France
Safran, Albany International and the French government officially inaugurate the opening of the new plant, which will manufacture 3-D composite fan blades and cases for CFM's LEAP engine.

Exelis adds 5-axis CNC machining capability
Exelis has added a 15-by-20-by-5-ft DMS 5-axis CNC machining center to its composites manufacturing operations in Rochester, N.Y., USA.

Product Categories of Albany Engineered Composites Inc.

Adhesive bonding
Adhesive bonding
Aerospace, flight control surfaces
Aerospace, fuselage/wing
Aramid
Aramid
Aramid, Other
Aramid/glass hybrid, Other
Autoclave cure
Autoclave cure
Automotive, body panels & substructures
Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
CAD/CAM/CAE design
Carbon
Carbon
Carbon, Other
Carbon/aramid hybrid, Other
Carbon/glass hybrid, Other
Ceramic
Ceramic matrix composite casting
Ceramic matrix composites
Ceramic, Basket-weave
Ceramic, Braided
Ceramic, Multiaxial
Ceramic, Other
Ceramic, Plain-weave
Ceramic, Spread-tow tape
Ceramic, Twill
Cermic
Chopped fiber
Coating and painting
Coating and painting
Compression molding
Compression molding
Consulting, structual design
Continuous fiber
Converting services
Cutting, finishing, and machining
Cutting, finishing, and machining
E-Glass
E-Glass
E-Glass, Other
Fiber placement
Fiber placement
Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
Hand layup
Hand layup
Honeycomb structures
Honeycomb structures
Honeycomb, aramid
Honeycomb, carbon fiber
Honeycomb, thermoplastic
Hybrid fiber
Laminate panels, with core
Materials analysis
Metallized, Other
Other composite structures
Other fabricating services
Other preforms
Other preforms
Other thermoplastics fabricating services
Other thermoset fabricating services
Pressure forming
Product design
Profiles
Prototyping
Prototyping
Resin transfer molding (RTM)
Resin transfer molding (RTM)
Rods
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type), Other
Structural strengthening / reinforcement services
Textile processing for composites (braiding, stitching,
Textile processing for composites (braiding, stitching,
Tubes
Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)