Composite Alliance Corp.

Composite Alliance Corp. (CAC) offers tooling solutions and custom machinery for aerospace and automotive composites primarily. We can provide single equipment or automated turnkey work-cells.

4900 Calvert St.
Dallas, TX 75247 US

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Improving one-piece aerostructures by automating preforming
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Automated preforming: Intelligent automation in pick-and-place systems
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Automated Preforming, Part 1: Numbers and Landscape
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CAMX 2016 Show Report
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Product Categories of Composite Alliance Corp.

Materials
  • Preforms, unimpregnated
    • Carbon
    • Ceramic
    • E-Glass
    • Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Bladder molding equipment (formerly pressure bag)
  • Preform manufacturing equipment
  • Reaction injection molding equipment (RIM, RRIM, SRIM)
  • Resin transfer molding equipment (RTM)
  • Vacuum formers
  • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding equipment (VARTM
  • Other primary manufacturing equipment
  • Presses
    • Presses, compression molding
    • Presses, hydraulic
    • Presses, low-pressure
    • Presses, software and controls
    • Presses, thermoforming/pressure forming
Tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Integrally heated
    • Preform screens
    • Prototype
    • RTM/resin infusion
    • Resin injection
    • Composite
      • Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
      • Composite, fiberglass
      • Composite, prepreg
      • Composite, other
    • Metal
      • Metal, aluminum
      • Metal, invar
      • Metal, nickel shell
      • Metal, steel
      • Metal, other
  • Mandrels
    • Mandrels, aluminum
    • Mandrels, inflatable
    • Mandrels, segmented
    • Mandrels, steel
    • Mandrels, other
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • Mandrel extractors, hydraulic
    • Mandrel extractors, pneumatic
    • Material handling equipment
    • Metering/dispensing equipment
    • Mixers
    • Process controls
    • Robotic handling equipment
    • Trimming equipment
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Prototyping
  • Thermoset materials
    • Prototyping
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, process development