Composite Alliance Corp.
4900 Calvert St.
Dallas , TX 75247 US
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- Preforms, unimpregnated
- Structural high-strength glass (S- and R-type)
- 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, compression molding
- Presses, hydraulic
- Presses, low-pressure
- Presses, software and controls
- Presses, thermoforming/pressure forming
- Integrally heated
- Preform screens
- RTM/resin infusion
- Resin injection
- Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
- Composite, fiberglass
- Composite, prepreg
- Composite, other
- Metal, aluminum
- Metal, invar
- Metal, nickel shell
- Metal, steel
- Metal, other
- Mandrels, aluminum
- Mandrels, inflatable
- Mandrels, segmented
- Mandrels, steel
- Mandrels, other
- Auxiliary processing equipment
- Mandrel extractors, hydraulic
- Mandrel extractors, pneumatic
- Material handling equipment
- Metering/dispensing equipment
- Process controls
- Robotic handling equipment
- Trimming equipment
- Thermoplastic materials
- Thermoset materials
- Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
- Consulting, process development