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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Plataine chosen for Swinburne-led project to advance Industry 4.0 manufacturing of industrial scale composites
At the SAMPE 2019 conference, the Australian Government’s Global Innovation Linkages Program announced funding for a joint project with Plataine, led by Swinburne University of Technology, to research techniques for manufacturing high volume, lightweight composites.


Quickstep signs wing flap contract extension with Lockheed Martin
The Australian advanced carbon fiber composites manufacturer will supply C‐130J/LM‐100J wing flaps for an additional five‐years, covering the period 2020 to 2024.

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Triumph and Quickstep to partner on advanced composite solutions
The two companies will work together to offer composites solutions to customers in the US and Australian aerospace and defense markets.


Quickstep to produce F-35 flare housings
The carbon fiber component manufacturer will receive funding to produce composite housings for an F-35 Lightning II countermeasure flare.

Quickstep and ATR Group announce composites manufacturing partnership
Partners poised for strong presence in European market.

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.


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.

IACMI – One insider’s perspective
A CW columnist, a composites industry consultant and the chief commercialization officer for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (Knoxville, TN, US), Dale Brosius asks, “What if we took a ‘big hat’ approach to reach faster, more cost-effective solutions?”

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.

Presche project demonstrates ability of Quickstep’s composite technology
The Presche project focused on the delivery of commercial composite car parts using a number of new technologies.

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.

Product Categories of Quickstep Holdings Ltd.

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