ACE – Applied Composites Engineering

705 S Girls School Road
Indianapolis , IN 46231 US

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Camera-based ply placement cuts time, cost on complex rotorcraft parts
Applied Composites Engineering (ACE, Indianapolis, Ind.) uses PlyMatch ply placement technology from Anaglyph Ltd. (London, U.K.) to speed layup of the complex-shaped, heated inlet for a de-icing system on the AW169 helicopter, from AgustaWestland (Cascina Costa di Samarate, Italy).

Product Categories of ACE – Applied Composites Engineering

Adhesive bonding
Aerospace, aircraft interior
Aerospace, flight control surfaces
Aerospace, fuselage/wing
Aerospace, radomes
Armor, composite
Autoclave cure
Carbon/carbon composites
Coating and painting
Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
Composite, fiberglass
Composite, other
Composite, prepreg
Compression molding
Continuous laminating
Custom compounding and blending
Cutting, finishing, and machining
Encapsulation
Hand layup
Honeycomb structures
Infrastructure, composite
Injection molding
Laminate panels, with core
Laminate sheets, solid
Metal bonding
Metal matrix composite casting
Metal, aluminum
Moldmaking and patternmaking
Other composite structures
Other thermoset fabricating services
Pressure forming
Pressure vessels
Profiles
Prototype
Prototype, plaster
Prototyping
Reaction injection molding (RIM)
Repair services, composites
Resin transfer molding (RTM)
Rods
Roll forming
Roll wrapping
RTM/resin infusion
Sprayup
Surface treatment
Tubes
Vacuum forming
Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Welding and sealing