Unitech Aerospace

Provides the aerospace, defense, nuclear and rail industries with tooling, composite and metallic structures and components and tooling that meet complex requirements. Solutions focus on rate production with design and development, making the company a reliable lifecycle partner.

10413 N Aero Dr.
Hayden, ID 83835 US

Additional Locations:
8 Cropmead
Crewkerne, TA18 7HQ GB

10413 N. Aero Dr.
Hayden, ID 73012 US

Slidcroft Works, Wide Street
Portland, DT5 2JP GB

4605 Spring Road
Cleveland, OH 44131 US

10 Sills Road
Castle Donington, DE74 2US GB

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North Coast Composites -

Dedicated to Advancing the Composites Industry

North Coast Composites is an advanced composites manufacturing company and fabricator of Resin Transfer Molded (RTM) and Vacuum-Assisted Resin Transfer Molded (VARTM) components dedicated to the aerospace industry.

As Seen In CompositesWorld

composite weapons pylon

Unitech Composites to provide composite weapons pylons for Afghan Black Hawk helicopters
Unitech’s LASS weapons pylons are lighter than legacy metallic EFS plyons and they reduce drag and maintain a neutral lift. 

welded UD carbon fiber/PEKK L-pulloff coupon (L-stiffener to skin panel) for qualification testing by the McNair Center

New horizons in welding thermoplastic composites
Latest developments in qualification, production and applications for aerospace and automotive.

AGC AeroComposites acquires North Coast Composites
The deal includes North Coast Composites Inc. and North Coast Tool and Mold Corp., both based in Cleveland, Ohio.

New Briefs: June 7, 2011
Oxeon consolidates its spread tow products under TeXtreme brand name; Osborne Industries named Outstanding Supplier by Altec Industries; PPG-Devold earns ISO 9001:2008 certification; JD Lincoln receives 2010 Boeing Performance Excellence Award; Companies of North Coast receives performance award; Hexcel U.K. lab accredited for wind energy products.

Business Briefs: May 2011 HPC
Advanced Composites Group, C.A. Litzler, The Tomcat Group, SGL, North Coast Composites, GRPMS, Sikorsky.

North Coast Composites wins rudder contract for Gulfstream G250
Israel Aerospace Industries awards North Coast Composites $6 million contract to produce 250 carbon fiber/epoxy rudders via resin transfer molding for the Gulfstream G250 business jet.

SAMPE 2010 Seattle Showcase
SAMPE’s first-ever foray into Boeing Country wrapped up with the M&P organization’s biggest draw this decade.

Second Gulfstream G250 takes to the air
The G250 features a one-piece rudder made of composites and manufactured using resin transfer molding process.

Step 3 - Reinforcemtn cutting

RTM showcase: One-Piece Rudder
A transatlantic design team uses concurrent engineering to integrate rudder spars, ribs and skins in a single RTM cycle.  

Isotruss bicycle

SAMPE 2009 Product Showcase
Showgoers at the SAMPE 2009 Conference and Exhibiton in Baltimore, Md. found many suppliers undeterred by poor economic news. 

Tooling Update: New dimensions in tooling
Nanoenhancements, out-of-autoclave strategies and low-pressure RTM headline efforts to increase mold quality and productivity and cut tool cost.

Shape Memory Mandrel, Reheated

Tooling And Toolmaking Innovations Continue
New products and practices advance the efficiency and economy of advanced composite part production.

A preform braided directly over a mandrel ensures the high fiber volume needed for the JASSM missile body.

Autoclave Quality Outside The Autoclave?
Pioneers of out-of-autoclave processing in aerospace applications answer a qualified but enthusiastic Yes!

Blade-out damage comparison

Composite fan blade containment case
Innovative use of carbon-fiber braid yields a ductile structure that resists blade impact.

The SMARTweave embedded sensor grid enables a real-time display of the resin flow front in RTM and VARTM systems.

Liquid Composite Molding Achieves Aerospace Quality
Improvements in materials, tooling and process control bring RTM and VARTM into the realm of aerospace components.

The top of the RTM mold is lifted away from the molded flap. Note that the mold weight requires lifting infrastructure.

New Approaches To Cost-effective Tooling
New methods, materials and philosophies add up to tooling innovations.

Product Categories of Unitech Aerospace

Tools/tooling materials
  • Tools
    • Cast
    • Integrally heated
    • Prototype
    • RTM/resin infusion
    • Resin injection
    • Metal
      • Metal, aluminum
      • Metal, invar
      • Metal, steel
      • Metal, other
  • Mandrels
    • Mandrels, aluminum
    • Mandrels, segmented
    • Mandrels, steel
    • Mandrels, other
Fabricating services
  • Thermoset materials
    • Adhesive bonding
    • Coating and painting
    • Cutting, finishing, and machining
    • Encapsulation
    • Hand layup
    • Honeycomb structures
    • Metal bonding
    • Moldmaking and patternmaking
    • Prototyping
    • Resin transfer molding (RTM)
    • Vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM)
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, aircraft interior
  • Aerospace, flight control surfaces
  • Aerospace, fuselage/wing
  • Aerospace, radomes
  • Laminate panels, with core
  • Marine, other
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design
  • Finite element modeling/analysis (FEM/FEA)
  • Product design
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, process development