GFMI Aerospace & Defense

A complete service provider of primarily composite technology-based components and systems. Services companies such as Skunkworks, Gulfstream, SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and JPL-NASA, all repeat business. On time and within budget.

11161 Slater Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708 US

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Rail car doors: Waterjet cutter shapes panels with precision
When GFMI Aerospace & Defense (Fountain Valley, Calif.) was approached with the task of cutting hundreds of glass fiber/epoxy panels for use in the manufacture of rail car doors, it relied on a waterjet cutting system supplied by OMAX Corp. (Kent, Wash.).

Cutting train doors with precision
GFMI Aerospace & Defense uses waterjet cutting technology to produce glass fiber/epoxy door panels for a major rail car manufacturer.

Spaceship Co. names Virgin Galactic aerostructure suppliers
Applied Aerospace Structures Corp., GFMI Aerospace & Defense and Triumph Aerospace Systems — Wichita have been qualified as primary aerostructure suppliers to The Spaceship Co. for composite components of the WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo space tourism vehicles.

Lockheed Martin/NASA UAS to test advanced wing design
The X-56A, developed by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and NASA, will fly sometime this year in California to test the craft's lightweight structures and advanced wing technology.

Product Categories of GFMI Aerospace & Defense

Tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Graphite, monolithic
    • Prototype
    • Composite
      • Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
      • Composite, fiberglass
      • Composite, prepreg
  • Tooling equipment, materials and supplies
    • Tooling prepreg
Testing, gauging, monitoring, analytical equipment and software
  • Cure-monitoring equipment
Fabricating services
  • Other fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Moldmaking and patternmaking
    • Vacuum forming
  • Thermoset materials
    • Autoclave cure
    • Coating and painting
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Moldmaking and patternmaking
    • Prototyping
    • Roll forming
    • Vacuum forming
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, aircraft interior
  • Aerospace, fuselage/wing
  • Aerospace, radomes
  • Automotive, body panels & substructures
  • Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
  • Carbon/carbon composites
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Laminate sheets, solid
  • Other composite structures
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Product design