Quickstep Holdings Ltd.

Inventor of the patented Quickstep process for fabricating advanced composites. The company licenses technology, supplies equipment and undertakes contract development and serial production. Also has full advanced composite manufacturing capabilities via autoclave cure at its AS9100- and Nadcap-approved Australian facility.

361 Milperra Rd.
Bankstown Airport, NSW, 2200 AU

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Quickstep to supply parts for new LM-100J
Quickstep Holdings Ltd. (Sydney, Australia) announced that it will be a supplier to Lockheed Martin for the new LM-100J commercial freighter, which recently made its global debut at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

People on the move: April 2017
Here is this month’s people on the move news in the composites industry.

Quickstep completes capital expansion of aerospace facilities
The expansion will support defense exports.

Quickstep receives grant to develop automotive carbon fiber seats
The project will run for a period of three years in cooperation with a global automotive seating supplier and Deakin University.

Quickstep, Futuris Automotive to collaborate on composite seat back
Project for structural automotive seating parts to be completed mid-2017.

Quickstep F-35 production exceeds 100 parts/month
Australia-based Quickstep makes doors, panels, skins and other composite parts for the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.

Small companies, long-term impact
In a time known for owner “exit strategies,” longevity in family-owned composites businesses is heartening.

Quickstep and DCNS sign MoU for composites production
DCNS was recently selected by the Australian Government as its preferred international partner for the design of 12 submarines for the Royal Australian Navy.

Composites manufacturing — where the excitement lives
A regular CW columnist and the chief commercialization officer for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI, Knoxville, TN, US), Dale Brosius points out that for today's engineering students, a Ph.D in manufacturing could open the door to an exciting, alternative career path.

Quickstep enters South Korean automotive market with composites contract
The company will deliver composites manufacturing equipment to the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) by the end of 2016.

Tooling (2017)
Composite parts are formed in molds, also known as tools. Tools can be made from virtually any material. The material type, shape and complexity depend upon the part and length of production run. Here's a short summary of the issues involved in electing and making tools.

Quickstep, Thales Australia to collaborate on military vehicle
This represents the first automotive project that will use Quickstep’s Qure and Resin Spray Transfer (RST) technologies.

Quickstep sets up composites R&D center in Australia
R&D activity was previously conducted in Munich.

Quickstep wins automotive OEM composites contract
The niche volume order is to produce a series of up to 1,000 carbon fiber engine compartment parts, starting in early 2016.

Quickstep receives Nadcap accreditation
The company received Nadcap accreditation for composite special processing at its Bankstown Airport, Sydney facility.

Australian carbon fiber center to partner with DowAksa
DowAksa will team with Deakin University and the Carbon Nexus facility to promote carbon for market adoption, and promote Australian expertise in materials and manufacturing.

Tooling (2015)
Composite parts are formed in molds, also known as tools. Tools can be made from virtually any material. The material type, shape and complexity depend upon the part and length of production run. Here's a short summary of the issues involved in electing and making tools.

Quickstep secures new C-130J purchase order from Lockheed Martin
Australian manufacturer of CFRP components will supply another 12 sets of wing flaps for Super Hercules cargo aircraft.

Quickstep creates Australian automotive division
Quickstep Holdings has been awarded $1.76 million to help establish a new division that will design and develop automotive manufacturing cells that incorporate Quickstep composites manufacturing processes.

Quickstep US to integrate with Vector Composites
Vector Composites acquires assets and key equipment, including a Quickstep curing machine, and Quickstep US will close.

Product Categories of Quickstep Holdings Ltd.

Adhesive bonding
Aerospace, aircraft interior
Aerospace, flight control surfaces
Aerospace, fuselage/wing
Armor, composite
Autoclave cure
Automotive, body panels & substructures
Bladder molding equipment (formerly pressure bag)
Coating and painting
Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
Composite, fiberglass
Composite, prepreg
Cutting, finishing, and machining
Hand layup
Honeycomb structures
Impregnation lines
Laminate panels, with core
Laminate sheets, solid
Other primary manufacturing equipment
Other thermoset fabricating services
Presses, low-pressure
Presses, software and controls
Prototyping
Repair services, equipment and machines
Spray guns
Sprayup
Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding equipment (VARTM