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

Additional Locations:
5995 W. Amelia Earhart Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84116 US
801-537-1800

Centre des Roises Bat B 1er étage 14, rue de la Gare; BP 30508
Commercy, 55205 FR
603-330-5800

1281 N. Main St.
Boerne, TX 78006 US
830-249-3399

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Albany International Corp.

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Albany Engineered Composites qualified to build F-35 skins
Albany, already a fabricator of more than 200 parts for the F-35, is now producing wing skins for the F-35A (CTOL variant) Lightning II fighter jet.

People in Composites: January 2020
Albany International Corp., DHSutherland, the National Composites Centre and Scott Bader Co. Ltd. announce new hires within the composites manufacturing industry.

Albany Engineered Composites to work on Wing of Tomorrow program
Albany has signed a two-year agreement with Airbus to apply its 3D reinforced composites technology to next-generation wing substructure applications.

Albany International acquires CirComp GmbH
German innovator in RTM will help Albany Engineered Composites accelerate technology development in thermoplastic composites

People in Composites: November 2019
Albany Engineered Composites, GKN Aerospace, Michelman and Sirrus Inc. announce new hires in the composites manufacturing industry.

Safran and Albany inaugurate new LEAP engine fan blade plant
The Mexico facility is the two companies’ third joint manufacturing plant to make composite parts for the LEAP aircraft engine.

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Olivier Jarrault named CEO of Albany International
Jarrault, who starts March 2, comes to Albany with significant aerospace experience from Alcoa where he most recently served as executive vice president and group president of Alcoa Engineered Products and Solutions.

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Automated Preforming, Part 1: Numbers and Landscape
CW’s multi-blog series on preforming begins with an overview and quick look at the numbers: 1-minute take time, 10-15 seconds per layer, 490-kg/hr and 3.5 million parts/year. Are you ready for serial CFRP production?

Dassault Falcon Jet

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

Geospatial Systems facility

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

A350 XWM window frames

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

Prestwick exterior

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

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.

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 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.

Farnborough 2014 Airshow Report
No longer a novelty at aerospace trade events, composites nevertheless faced competition from conventional materials at this year’s event.

3-D preformed composites: The leap into LEAP
The LEAP jet engine is the next generation of the successful CFM56 engine for narrow-body aircraft which powers more than half of the commercial aircraft ordered in the past decade.

Albany International: Multilayer to multidimensional
Albany International (Rochester, N.H.) has a half-century of experience in producing multilayer technical textiles to meet demanding performance and cost expectations.

Product Categories of Albany Engineered Composites Inc.

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