Kok & Van Engelen Composite Structures BV

Composite structures and components development, from concept design to series manufacturing. Engineering related to product development and processes (CAD, FEA, RTM resin flow, etc). Research and technology development for VARTM, vacuum infusion; welding (resistance and induction) of reinforced thermoplastic laminates.

Laan van Ypenburg 56
The Hague, 2497 GB NL

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KVE Composites Group

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Product Categories of Kok & Van Engelen Composite Structures BV

Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Resin transfer molding equipment (RTM)
  • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding equipment (VARTM
  • Other primary manufacturing equipment
Tools/tooling materials
  • Other tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Hybrid materials
    • Prototype
    • RTM/resin infusion
    • Resin injection
    • Composite
      • Composite, carbon fiber/epoxy
      • Composite, fiberglass
      • Composite, prepreg
      • Composite, other
    • Metal
      • Metal, aluminum
      • Metal, invar
      • Metal, nickel shell
      • Metal, steel
      • Metal, other
Fabricating services
  • Thermoplastic materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Autoclave cure
    • Coating and painting
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Diaphragm forming
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Metal bonding
    • Moldmaking and patternmaking
    • Pressure forming
    • Prototyping
    • Vacuum forming
    • Welding and sealing
  • Thermoset materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Autoclave cure
    • Ceramic matrix composite casting
    • Coating and painting
    • Compression molding
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Metal bonding
    • Moldmaking and patternmaking
    • Prototyping
    • Resin transfer molding (RTM)
    • Surface treatment
    • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, flight control surfaces
  • Aerospace, fuselage/wing
  • Aerospace, radomes
  • Infrastructure, composite
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Other composite structures
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Civil engineering
  • Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Materials analysis
  • Product design
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Repair services, composites
  • Other services
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, process development
    • Consulting, procurement/purchasing/specification
  • Testing
    • Testing, product
    • Testing, structural