| 1 MINUTE READ

Rockwood Composites doubles capacity for large components

The company has added a third large press for producing complex composite components incorporating multiple elements and complicated geometries.
#medical #outofautoclave

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Rockwood Composites (Devon, UK) announced Oct. 8 that it has increased its manufacturing capacity by 50%, mostly for large aircraft components. The company has invested in a third large press which it says will enable it to produce more components up to a size of 2m by 1m, including aircraft interior door panels.

According to Rockwood, its presses are used to produce complex composite components incorporating multiple elements and complicated geometries. The press molding process is said to enable faster cycle times and produce high quality components which require a minimum of finishing. Rockwood now has three large presses and four small ones fully operational.

The presses use pressure and heat to cure composites material for a wide range of industries including aerospace, defense, automotive, nuclear energy and medical technology.

The press was fabricated and built by Alderman Tooling (Plymouth, UK).

RELATED CONTENT

  • Fabrication methods

    There are numerous methods for fabricating composite components. Selection of a method for a particular part, therefore, will depend on the materials, the part design and end-use or application. Here's a guide to selection.

  • PEEK vs. PEKK vs. PAEK and Continuous Compression Molding

    Suppliers of thermoplastics and carbon fiber chime in regarding PEEK vs. PEKK, and now PAEK, as well as in-situ consolidation — the supply chain for thermoplastic tape composites continues to evolve.

  • Forged composites replace complex metal parts

    Powerhouse manufacturer’s high-pressure compression molding process forms prepregged CFRP components with forged-metal properties.