Electroimpact Inc.

Automated composite processing equipment. Systems based on modular quick-change process heads. Head changes take less than 90 seconds. Modular heads include: AFP, ATL, ultrasonic cutting, inspection/metrology heads, and development of custom material forming or processing heads.

4413 Chennault Beach Rd.
Mukilteo, WA 98275 US

Additional Locations:
Electroimpact Australia Pty. Ltd. 14 Horne St.
Sunbury, 3429 AU
61 409 867 809

Electroimpact UK Ltd. Manor Lane
Hawarden, CH5 3ST GB
44 1244 521810

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Electroimpact AFP head carbon fiber placement

Evolving AFP for the next generation
‘Aerospace quality at automotive pace’ is the mantra of the supply chain being developed for next-generation commercial aircraft. Automation is evolving to meet the challenge.

automated fiber placement (AFP) and automated tape laying (ATL) composites simulation

CGTech joins NIAR to support ATLAS research
CGTech's AFP/ATL programming and simulation software will be used to support ATLAS aerospace composites research at the National Institute of Aviation Research.

Paris Air Show 2019 Spirit AeroSystems fuselage panel

Spirit AeroSystems debuts next-generation composite fuselage panel
The 18-by-12-foot (5.5-by-3.7-meter) demonstrator panel debuted at the Paris Air Show features integrated skin and stringers and offers substantial cost savings combined with strong performance attributes.

automated fiber placement

Automated, in-situ inspection a necessity for next-gen aerospace
Inline inspection technologies continue to evolve with the aim of providing faster and more accurate part inspection.

MC-21 wing spar layup for infusion

Large, high-volume, infused composite structures on the aerospace horizon
Infused carbon fiber composite structures are not new, but they have never been built at the rates anticipated for next-generation, single-aisle aircraft. It is a daunting prospect — but a feasible one.

composites automation software for AFP/ATL

Smarter, integrated data for ATL/AFP
More than helping to eliminate dry runs and costly errors, AFP/ATL software is beginning to benefit the whole product lifecycle through the interconnectedness of the digital thread.

advanced fiber placement AFP

Spirit AeroSystems acquires robotic Electroimpact AFP machine
The new machine, featuring an upgraded AFP head said to place material more than twice as fast as traditional machines, will be devoted to research and development.

Spirit AeroSystems

The first composite fuselage section for the first composite commercial jet
Spirit AeroSystems was an established aerospace supplier when it earned that distinction, winning the contract for the Boeing 787’s Section 41. Now its sights are set on the next generation of aircraft.

Improving composites processing with automated inspection
Automated, in-situ inspection bypasses the bottleneck of manual inspection.  

Boeing 777x with composite wings

Boeing begins 777X production
The Boeing company (Everett, WA, US) kicked off production of the 777X aircraft with a company ceremony on October 23. The “reveal” included a video of the composite wing spars. 

laser projection system

Machine vision: Rapid error detection
Aerospace-aimed ply placement technology evolves into process management and near-real time inspection system for production laminated composite parts.

Cost-effective aerocomposites: Dry fiber AFP and resin infusion
Aurora Flight Sciences and NONA Composites aim to improve toughness, repeatable aerospace quality and affordability for large-scale NASA structures.

JEC World 2016, the full report
CompositesWorld's editors report on the technologies and products that caught our eye at JEC World 2016, in early March.

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?

AFP/ATL evolution: Dual-process workcells
Independent contractor and occasional CE columnist Carroll Grant draws attention to a recent phenomenon in the development of automated lamination equipment: machinery capable of operating interchangeable AFP and ATL heads.

NASA Langley takes delivery of Electroimpact fiber placement machine
NASA's Langley Research Center will use the 16-tow Electroimpact automated fiber placement machine, called Integrated Structural Assembly of Advanced Composites (ISAAC) to do aerocomposites research.

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.

Tooling up for larger launch vehicles
NASA and Janicki Industries demonstrate composites’ cost advantage in tooling for fabrication of 10m/33 ft diameter payload fairing for next-generation launch vehicle.

A400M wing assembly: Challenge of integrating composites
The Atlas military transport’s decade of development has lighted the path for Airbus wing development on the A350 and future programs.

Composites automation: Trending smaller and robotic
Although AFP and automated tape laying (ATL) lamination technologies are widely used in the aircraft industry, market conditions in the past few years are driving some changes in composites equipment supplier product lines. Consultant Carroll Grant explains why.

A350 XWB update: Smart manufacturing
Spirit AeroSystems actualizes Airbus’ intelligent design for the A350’s center fuselage and front wing spar in Kinston, N.C.

Product Categories of Electroimpact Inc.

Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Automated fiber placement machines
  • Preform manufacturing equipment
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • CNC machining equipment (multiaxis)
    • Computer controls and software
    • Cutting equipment, ultrasonic
    • Drilling and cutting tools
    • Material handling equipment
    • Projection/alignment systems, laser
    • Robotic handling equipment
    • Trimming equipment
Fiber converting/prepreg manufacturing equipment
  • Knitting equipment
  • Preform manufacturing equipment
Fabricating services
  • Thermoset materials
    • Automatic tape laying
    • Fiber placement
    • Prototyping
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, flight control surfaces
  • Aerospace, fuselage/wing
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, process development