There is a definite need for this capability among many industries, so we are investing for the future.
SALT LAKE CITY (PRWEB) January 31, 2019
This month Rock West Composites (RWC) announces the acquisition of new equipment and manufacturing space as it expands its filament winding operations as part of their strategic growth. RWC expanded into a third manufacturing bay at their building, adding 20,000 square feet of space for staff and the new equipment. With two new winders and an oven to accommodate large parts, the company is both answering customer demand and anticipating future business for high volume production jobs and large, long diameter tube sizes.
The company recently deployed the TITAN-1-4-8M-FLEX filament winder, which is complemented by 60 new mandrels. This machine adds the capability to wind tubes up to 30” in diameter, as well as lengths of over 22 feet, and is setup for tow-preg winding, further diversifying the company’s manufacturing methodology.
Also, RWC has scheduled the installation of a new six-spindle winder, similar to the one currently operating at the facility, expanding the company’s high-volume manufacturing capacity. An oven with the volume to accommodate the new large format tubing is now onsite—as is a high-power, long-stroke, mandrel extractor—and set to be production ready early February.
In tandem, RWC has recently expanded its stock products to include a wider selection of large diameter filament wound tubing. Offerings include 52 diameter and material combinations, providing more cost effective, off-the-shelf options for many customers.
“We are always looking ahead to anticipate customer needs,” said Tom Preece, VP Business Development and Marketing. “There is a definite need for this capability among many industries, so we are investing for the future.”
For more information on Rock West Composites’ filament winding capability, visit https://www.rockwestcomposites.com.
About Rock West Composites
Rock West Composites provides composite products for variety of markets and customers. Specializing in carbon fiber composites, RWC offers in-stock products, including tubes, plates and complementary materials, as well as custom products and services, such as product development, engineering services, prototyping, and manufacturing. Manufactured processes include filament winding, roll wrap, resin infusion, bladder molding, and modified closed mold processes. Rock West Composites has facilities in San Diego, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Tijuana, Mexico. https://www.RockWestComposites.com