At Sherwood Advanced Composite Technologies, we have the capabilities to meet your needs for engineered, cost-effective solutions. For more than 50 years we have striven to exceed our customers’ expectations for product quality, delivery and service.
Our 45,000-square-foot production facility houses our team of trained, experienced composite engineers and technicians and specialized, advanced equipment to meet all of your needs for advanced composites.
Some of the services we provide include manufacturing/fabrication, engineering design, tooling, prototyping, R&D, nanotechnology implementation, technology transfer for commercialization and consulting.
A partial list of our equipment includes:
- Two 900-square-foot Controlled Lay-up Rooms
- Motoman Robotic Arm Trimmer
- Despatch Cure Oven: 10′ x 22′, 650°F
- 10′ Eastman Automated Cutting Table
- Pattern and Tooling Fabrication
- FARO ARM with Laser scanner
- Paint Booth and Equipment
- Dust Controlled Trim/Sanding Booth
- Engineering 3D Solid Works and Design
Operations within our environment-controlled area consist of cutting the pre-preg cloths on our Eastman computer controlled tables and loading the molds to the strict engineering and quality-control procedures. Cleanliness and controls of time outside of the sub-zero temperature storage freezers are controlled by operators and quality-control procedures.
Vacuum bagging is where each loaded mold is maintained under vacuum conditions for laminate compression.
In special curing ovens sized for the C-130 nose radome, parts are maintained under vacuum conditions during the curing cycle with print-out data charts on file.