ACE – Applied Composites Engineering

Design, manufacture and repair of advanced composites. Engineering services, CAD and CAM applications. Aviation, military and aerospace markets. Carbon fiber/glass prepreg, wet layup, BMI, REN and direct-cut aluminum and metal bonding. CMM, 5-axis cutting, autoclaves, transmissivity testing.

705 S Girls School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46231 US

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virtual reality in composites

Advancing composites through virtual and augmented reality
A review of technologies that are bridging the technical divide between the virtual world of design and simulation, and the real-world of composites manufacturing and repair.

Highlights from 2017 Dept. of Defense Advanced Composite Maintainers meeting
Leaders from military and private industry present and discuss latest developments and future directions for composite structures design, maintenance, repair and sustainability.

Composites One and IACMI to present P2P Composites workshop
Scheduled for August 9-10 on the Purdue University Campus in West Lafayette, Ind., P2P Composites will feature over a dozen sessions.

Airbus A350 to use CFRP window fames
Initially, the window frames were made of aluminum, but Airbus shifted to composite to reduce weight.

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

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