Why Carbon Fiber & Why Spartec Composites
Carbon fiber is an exceptional material that is uniquely suited for a wide range of industries and applications. Incredibly strong while being inconceivably lightweight, carbon fiber is ideal for countless consumer applications while also being a pragmatic choice for aerospace and defense applications. When looking for carbon fiber composite manufacturing services, it is important to work with an experienced custom carbon fiber manufacturing company.
At Spartec Composites we have specialized in the design and manufacturing of carbon composite materials and carbon fiber molding for more than 40 years. Our in-house, full-service carbon fiber manufacturing process can help you take your idea from paper to finished product. We have the experience and expertise you expect when looking for carbon fiber engineering, carbon fiber cutting and carbon fiber molding services.
How We Innovate to Suit Your Vision
Are you set on carbon fiber as the ideal material for your part or product? We frequently work with clients who know they want carbon fiber but may not have the budget to match their vision. We are proud to produce carbon fiber parts in a variety of price ranges by utilizing our in-house services. For high-end projects, we can offer autoclave cured carbon/epoxy prepreg materials. Midrange projects can be accommodated with vacuum-infused laminates using dry carbon fiber and liquid epoxy resin. We also provide options for lower-budget projects such as hand lamination for non-cosmetic commercial or industrial parts. Our extensive experience also allows us to offer insight throughout the manufacturing process such as substituting other suitable options like fiberglass or utilizing carbon fiber for only some parts of the product while still maintaining the overall vision and quality. Our in-house engineers provide insight to help you bring your product to life with the best composite material option based on the product’s purpose and your budget.
If you are looking to convert a part from metal to a composite material, you’ll need to keep in mind whether your original part has been optimized for composite manufacturing. Though many carbon fiber companies will take your part and convert it without question, a lack of re-designing its features will likely result in issues down the line. We regularly support our customers through the process with education on best practices for composite design. By focusing on the function of the finished product, we can create simpler and cheaper parts that are easier and faster to make.
We are excited to help your business with your next carbon fiber or other advanced composite related project.
Carbon Fiber Parts Manufacturing Process
Carbon fiber parts and products can be produced using a variety of advanced processes to control the quality, fiber orientation and materials used through the manufacturing process. At Spartec Composites, we utilize a variety of advanced manufacturing processes to decrease the time and cost of carbon fiber fabrication. Our intuitive approach utilizes key processes to suit your project such as the following options.
Cad design and analysis to optimize parts for manufacturing
Laser scanning and digitization to reverse engineer physical parts or scale-model prototypes
Textile pattern generation
Computerized nesting of textile patterns to control fiber orientation while ensuring the best possible yield of material
CNC textile kit cutting to accurately produce textile kits of each part while tightly controlling fiber orientation of each ply
Prepeg lamination and vacuum bagging
Autoclave curing in our industrial autoclave ovens
6 and 7-axis robotic trimming, adhesive bonding and assembly of fasteners and ancillary components
Quality assurance inspection utilizing our FARO laser CMM scanner or FARO portable CMM arm to ensure your part or product meets your expectations.
Carbon fiber offers unique properties that are valuable and sought-after in defense industries. Drone bodies and parts, armoured vehicles, fighter jets and other devices utilize carbon fiber for its versatile and strong properties. When sourcing carbon fiber composite companies for defense purposes, quality, dependability, and performance are essential. Spartec Composites has proven experience working on defense-related projects and is a trusted carbon fiber manufacturer within the defense industry.
Other Projects Types and Industries We Have Worked With
Due to its versatile and strong nature, carbon fiber products are sought-after for a variety of applications. We have worked with all types of industries to create carbon fiber fabrication solutions that uniquely suit their needs. Some of the common applications and industries we have completed projects for include the following.
- Robot end of arm tooling
- Machine guards and covers
- High-performance parts
- Drone and drone parts
- Aerodynamic components for performance automotive applications
- Equipment covers and shrouds
- Stowage bins and containers for weight-sensitive vehicle applications.
Why Choose Spartec Composites for Your Carbon fiber Manufacturing Project
Carbon fiber offers unique value and versatility and is frequently the top choice for those looking for industrial parts and commercial products. At Spartec Composites, we offer unique value to our customers through our in-house, full-service carbon fiber machining services. Learn more about how we bring you value and quality through our expert services.
Carbon fiber is an exceptional material with endless applications. We understand that beginning any custom carbon fiber fabrication project can come with questions and concerns. We offer the unique ability to tailor the quality required to the unique needs of each customer making carbon fiber composites more accessible. From working with advanced aerospace and defense customers to humble commercial and industrial producers, we have the expertise to bring any project to life.
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If you have questions about how carbon fiber or advanced composites can aid in your next project, we would love to hear from. Our experts can help you decide which materials will be right for your unique applications and budget. Contact us today.