Globe Machine Manufacturing Co.

Leading supplier of application-specific composite process equipment and automated workcells. Founded in 1917, company offers high-capacity manufacturing systems for automotive, aerospace, military and industrial applications, pioneering RapidClave technology, tape-placement, formatting, and consolidation, ultrahigh-pressure/capacity presses; for thermoset and thermoplastic composite systems.

701 East D Street
PO Box 2274
Tacoma, WA 98401 US

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CAMX 2016 Show Report
The 3rd annual joint ACMA/SAMPE-sponsored trade event comes to Anaheim with an exhibition and conference program attractive to professionals across the composites world.

CAMX 2015 preview: Globe Machine Manufacturing
Globe Machine Manufacturing Co. (Tacoma, WA, US) will showcase ongoing advances in effectively accelerating and automating composite parts manufacturing.

Globe Machine developing thermoplastic work cell
Globe Machine Manufacturing reports that it is adapting its RapidClave molding system for production of thermoplastic composite parts for automotive applications.

Carbon Fiber 2014 Conference Report
Automation, alternative PAN precursor and carbon composites on commercial aircraft top the bill at December’s event on the US West Coast.

Sub-8-minute cycle times on carbon/epoxy prepreg
Globe’s Generation 2 RapidClave system passes another out-of-autoclave milestone.

Globe trials second-generation RapidClave system
Globe Machine Manufacturing trials second-generation RapidClave press and reports sub-8-minute cycle times on epoxy/carbon prepreg.

High volume, in autoclave
Globe Machine Manufacturing Co. (Tacoma, Wash.) announced the launch of RapidClave 2, its second-generation technology that provides autoclave-processing capabilities in a machine that operates significantly faster than traditional autoclaves.

Carbon Fiber 2013 Conference Report
Opportunities knock in Knoxville: CF 2013 featured nearly 30 speakers and almost 300 attendees, representing a wide range of participating industry, government and academic organizations.

SPE Automotive Div. names 2013 award winners
The SPE Automotive Div.'s annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala was held Nov. 6 in Livonia, Mich., USA, and presented winners in eight categories.

JEC 2013 at first blush
CT Editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan risks some immediate reactions to his week in Paris at the JEC Europe 2013 composites trade show.

Market Outlook: Surplus in carbon fiber's future?
Participants at CW’s Carbon Fiber 2012 Conference see one coming as early as 2016.

Faster cycle, better surface: Out of the autoclave
GM is first automaker to use Class A CFRP parts from new pressure-press technology.

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In new Corvette Stingray, another step forward for composites
Plasan Carbon Composites puts its "pressure press" process, developed with Globe Machine, to work in the manufacture of the hood and roof for the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, introduced last week at the Detroit Auto Show.

Waiting for $5/lb carbon fiber?
HPC editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan suggests we say goodbye to $5/lb carbon fiber and expect that composites will earn their way onto autos by saving drivers money.

Plasan sheds light on its automotive composites work in Michigan
Plasan Carbon Composites opens the doors of its new technical development center in Wixom, Mich., USA and reveals the composites manufacturing process it's developed with Globe Machine for the production of automotive parts.

2012 SPE ACCE preview
The Society’s Automotive and Composites Divisions expand the program to match auto-industry growth.

Auto composites quest: One-minute cycle time?
Faced with high fuel prices and ever-more stringent restrictions on tailpipe emissions, automakers are taking composites into their own hands.

Conference highlights: Carbon Fiber 2010
For the composites professionals who gathered from every link in the carbon fiber composites supply chain at CompositesWorld’s Carbon Fiber 2010 conference (Dec. 7-9 in San Diego, Calif.) one significant development in the carbon fiber landscape colored much of the discussion at this three-day event.

Product Categories of Globe Machine Manufacturing Co.

Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Automatic tape layers
  • Bladder molding equipment (formerly pressure bag)
  • Continuous laminating machines
  • Automated fiber placement machines
  • Filament winding machines and software controls
  • Preform manufacturing equipment
  • Other primary manufacturing equipment
  • Presses
    • Presses, compression molding
    • Presses, diaphragm forming
    • Presses, hydraulic
    • Presses, laminating
    • Presses, low-pressure
    • Presses, software and controls
    • Presses, thermoforming/pressure forming
    • Presses, vacuum
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • Kitting equipment and software
    • Material handling equipment
    • Robotic handling equipment
    • Saws
    • Welding equipment for thermoplastics
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Automatic tape laying
    • Compression molding
    • Continuous laminating
    • Diaphragm forming
    • Fiber placement
    • Filament winding
    • Hand layup
    • Pressure forming
    • Prototyping
    • Welding and sealing
    • Other thermoplastics fabricating services
  • Thermoset materials
    • Automatic tape laying
    • Compression molding
    • Continuous laminating
    • Fiber placement
    • Filament winding
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Pressure forming
    • Prototyping
    • Other thermoset fabricating services
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Converting services
  • Repair services, equipment and machines
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, process development