Century Design Inc.

Produces complete, high-quality turnkey systems, and individual machines that include Hi-Tech Prepreg Machines, creels, resin filmers, rewinders, unwinders, sheeters, slitters, cut-to-length, rolling tables, mandrel prepping and extracting; cleaning, grinding, sanding, wrapping and removal, and more.

3635 Afton Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123 US

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Prepreg machines for in-house use
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Prepreg machines for in-house use
Century Design Inc. has developed a small production prepreg machine targeted for small- to medium-sized producers.

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Product Categories of Century Design Inc.

Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Automatic tape layers
  • Bladder molding equipment (formerly pressure bag)
  • Continuous laminating machines
  • Automated fiber placement machines
  • Filament winding machines and software controls
  • Impregnation lines
  • Pultrusion equipment, thermosets
  • Roll-forming machines
  • Roll-wrapping machines (not tables)
  • Other primary manufacturing equipment
  • Presses
    • Presses, laminating
Tools/tooling materials
  • Mandrels
    • Mandrels, steel
  • Tooling equipment, materials and supplies
    • Release films, for prepreg
    • Tooling prepreg
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • Adhesive applicators
    • Bonding equipment
    • Creels and bobbins, for fiber
    • Curing ovens/lamp arrays
    • Cutting equipment, manual
    • Diecutting (die cutting) equipment
    • Drilling and cutting tools
    • Drying equipment
    • Fiber-handling equipment for SMC, pultrusion, filament
    • Furnaces
    • Grinders, granulators, pulverizers
    • Heaters
    • Kitting equipment and software
    • Mandrel extractors, hydraulic
    • Mandrel extractors, pneumatic
    • Material handling equipment
    • Ovens
    • Printing/marking equipment
    • Pulverizing/grinding equipment
    • Robotic handling equipment
    • Routers
    • Sanders, grinders
    • Saws
    • Sheeters
    • Shrink-film wrappers/unwrappers
    • Slitters
    • Trimming equipment
    • UV curing equipment
    • Waterjet machining equipment
  • Supplies
    • Shrink tapes
    • Vacuum bags/bagging materials
      • Vacuum bagging materials, for >600 F
      • Vacuum bagging materials, other
Fiber converting/prepreg manufacturing equipment
  • Coaters, knife-over-roll
  • Coaters, reverse roll
  • Coaters/laminators
  • Tensioning equipment
  • Impregnation lines
    • Impregnation lines, hot melt
    • Impregnation lines, solvent
Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • Cure-monitoring equipment
  • Fatigue-testing equipment
  • Flexural testers
  • Hardness testers
  • Pressure monitoring equipment
  • Thickness measuring equipment
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Roll forming
    • Roll wrapping
    • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
  • Thermoset materials
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Fiber placement
    • Filament winding
    • Roll forming
    • Roll wrapping
Composite Structures & Components
  • Tubes
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Product design
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, process development
    • Consulting, other