Orbital ATK Aerospace Structures

A world leader in mission-critical composite structures, with more than 50 years of experience. Uses advanced composite manufacturing technologies to produce lightweight and reliable structures for three distinct business areas: commercial and military aircraft and launch programs.

PO Box 160433
M/S YC14
Clearfield, UT 84016 US

Additional Locations:
1365 Technology Ct.
Beavercreek, OH 45430 US
(937) 490-4176

PO Box 990
Iuka, MS 38852 US
(662) 423-7750

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Stelia Aerospace

Plant Tour: STELIA Aerospace, Méaulte, France
Supplier of Airbus fuselage sections pushes boundaries of hybrid aerostructures production, assembly and thermoplastic composites.

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman closes Orbital ATK acquisition
With the acquisition, Orbital ATK is now Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, a new, fourth business sector for Northrop Grumman.

TESS satellite

Orbital ATK's place in space
TESS exoplanet survey satellite and United Launch Alliance Atlas V launches mark recent successes for aerospace technology leader Orbital ATK.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Orbital ATK produces 25,000th composite Dreamliner part
Company reaches major production milestone as composite structures are installed in more than 150 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

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

Automation: Robots taking off in commercial aircraft
Will this affordable and versatile class of multiaxis manufacturing hardware and software drivers enable airframers to reduce costs and speed deliveries?

NCDMM, Ingersoll, Orbital ATK complete automated composites inspection system
The Automated Composite Structure Inspection System achieved a defect detection rate of up to 99.7% on aircraft components produced via automated fiber placement.

Carbon Fiber 2014 Conference Report
Automation, alternative PAN precursor and carbon composites on commercial aircraft top the bill at December’s event on the US West Coast.

Plant tour: ATK Aerospace Structures, Clearfield, Utah
High-volume, high-precision fiber and tape placement for the aerospace industry are among many specialties for this composites manufacturing behemoth.

CAMX 2014 exhibit previews, part 2
With CAMX 2014 less than a week away (Oct. 13-16, Orlando, Fla.), CompositesWorld offers a final glimpse of some of the products, technologies and services that you will find in booths in the Exhibit Hall. During the show, we'll keep you informed and up-to-date with the CAMX Show Daily, which will be distributed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the show. Safe travels to Orlando and we look forward to seeing you at the conference and trade show.

Ceramic-matrix composites heat up
Lightweight, hard and stable at high temperatures, CMCs are emerging from two decades of study and development into commercial applications.

Thermocouple innovation shortens autoclave setup for stringers/frames
ATK Aerospace Structures (Clearfield, Utah) trials a thermocouple system from TE Wire & Cable LLC (Saddle Brook, N.J.) called AccuConnect, which cuts thermocouple setup time from 2.5 hours to 20 minutes.

Addressing the cost of aerospace composites
In the aerospace composites industry’s history, millions of research and development (R&D) dollars have been spent addressing cost.

Shared composite material property databases
Work at NCAMP is proceeding, with several new materials undergoing testing.

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Skinning the F-35 fighter
Fasteneing the all-composites skin on the Lightning II requires machining and drilling technology that is optimized for cost-efficiency.

Product Categories of Orbital ATK Aerospace Structures

Tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Composite
      • Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
    • Metal
      • Metal, aluminum
      • Metal, steel
      • Metal, other
  • Mandrels
    • Mandrels, aluminum
    • Mandrels, segmented
    • Mandrels, steel
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
  • Thermoset materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Autoclave cure
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Fiber placement
    • Filament winding
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Prototyping
    • Roll wrapping
    • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, fuselage/wing
  • Carbon/carbon composites
  • Ceramic matrix composites
  • Flywheels, composite
  • Infrastructure, composite
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Laminate sheets, solid
  • Pressure vessels
  • Tubes
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Materials analysis
  • Product design
  • Repair services, composites
  • Testing
    • Testing, materials
    • Testing, product
    • Testing, structural