Convergent Composites

An expert resource within the composites industry. Bob Lacovara, CCM, CCT-I, principal consultant, specializes in composites manufacturing/materials optimization, management, training and education, and forensic services. Consulting, process/materials expert, training services, expert witness.

305 Spring Lane
Perkasie, PA 18944 US


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Looking ahead at composites trends in 2019
Columnist Dale Brosius predicts 2019 will reveal growth opportunities in infrastructure, wind energy and personal air mobility for composites. 

Why out of autoclave processing is good for the composites industry
Consultant Bob Lacovara (Convergent Composites, Perkasie, Pa.) calls out the cost advantages of out-of-autoclave processing.

Once again, cautious optimism, an abundance of revealing research and a parade of notable new products are ACMA convention keystones.

COMPOSITES 2012 Preview
The ACMA’s annual composites industry exhibition focuses on future opportunities.

Lou Dorworth mug shot

The future of composites education
Experts weigh in on the weighty problems this industry faces as it confronts a serious shortage of trained personnel.

Product Categories of Convergent Composites

  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • UV-curable
    • Vinyl ester
    • Unsaturated polyester
      • Unsaturated polyester, DCPD-modified
      • Unsaturated polyester, fire-retardant
      • Unsaturated polyester, isophthalic
      • Unsaturated polyester, low-VOC/no VOC
      • Unsaturated polyester, orthophthalic
      • Unsaturated polyester, terephthalic
  • Gel coats
    • Anti-fouling
    • Chemical-/corrosion-resistant
    • Conductive
    • Fire-retardant
    • General-purpose
    • Marine
    • Potable-water grades
    • UV-curable
    • Other gel coats
Tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Cast
    • Prototype
    • RTM/resin infusion
    • Resin injection
    • Composite
      • Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
      • Composite, fiberglass
      • Composite, prepreg
      • Composite, other
Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • Cure-monitoring equipment
  • Environmental testing equipment
  • Gel timers
  • Hardness testers, Barcol
  • Resin content analyzers
  • Temperature monitoring equipment
  • Viscosity measurement equipment
Fabricating services
  • Thermoset materials
    • Autoclave cure
    • Diaphragm forming
    • Filament winding
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Resin transfer molding (RTM)
    • Sprayup
    • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, aircraft interior
  • Aerospace, flight control surfaces
  • Aerospace, fuselage/wing
  • Aerospace, radomes
  • Automotive, body panels & substructures
  • Infrastructure, composite
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Marine, boat (hulls, decks, bulkheads, etc.)
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Education/Training
  • Expert witness
  • Flame/smoke toxicity testing
  • Inspection services
  • Market research
  • Materials analysis
  • Product design
  • Product liability
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Repair services, composites
  • Other services
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, business development/acquisition
    • Consulting, environmental
    • Consulting, health and safety
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, process development
    • Consulting, other