News and Updates
Are you interested in doing a project with composites but not sure exactly where to start? Perhaps you know what you want to do but just want a kit to get you going? We've got the solution! Get started on your own project with our new Wet Layup Starter Kits. We have two sizes available depending on the size of your project and your level of experience. We recommend everyone have a well-ventilated workspace, a work surface that is protected from damage or will not be harmed by potential epoxy resin spills, and as always safety glasses (not included). The small wet layup kit includes carbon fiber fabric, fiberglass cloth, resin and harder (packets), hi-temp release wax, gloves, cups, stir-sticks, brushes, and a naca duck mold for your first project, but you can use another mold if you have one. The amount of fabric and resin is enough for a small part or two). If you have a more ambitious project in mind, the large wet layup kit includes greater quantities of carbon fiber fabric, Read more...
***In order to attend you must register with CreatorsWanted - links below*** Are you interested in a career in manufacturing? Interested in manufacturing composites but not sure where to start? Perhaps experienced in manufacturing and are considering a career move? We've got something great for you. Rock West Composites is excited to participate in this years MFG Day, a national event organized by The Manufacturing Institute. It's designed to get the workforce, young and old alike, excited about manufacturing and encourage careers in modern manufacturing. Visit CreatorsWanted.org to
On July 20, 2021, Blue Origin’s New Shepard program successfully launched into space and returned four commercial astronauts. It was New Shepard’s first human flight; and with more crewed flights planned for this year and 2022, commercial space travel is just beginning. In August following this exciting achievement, we received a visit from representatives of Blue Origin at our San Diego Headquarters. For a few years now, we have been a quiet contributor to this commercial space effort. As part of their visit, we were recognized as a key supplier to Blue Origin’s New Shepard
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rock West Composites Celebrates the Opening of Its New San Diego Corporate Headquarters with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Rock West Composites celebrated the opening of its new corporate headquarters in San Diego, California by having a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. The company is expanding to meet increased demand for its large-scale custom composites manufacturing. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 9, 2020 – Rock West Composites (RWC) celebrated the opening of its new corporate headquarters with a gathering of staff and guests. Following established COVID safety
We are excited to announce that we have initiated procurement of a 14ft x 6ft diameter autoclave that will be delivered in late August and operational mid-September. Along with the autoclave, we have also ordered a full-size precision flat curing table and supplemental equipment to support its operation. RWC has historically focused on low-cost curing methods, but this acquisition will position the business to service more high-performance industries. This strategic capability means we can service all of a customer’s composite manufacturing needs, allowing us to pair customers and their
The composites market has been experiencing significant global supply chain issues. Material delays and price increases are creating challenges across our industry. It has impacted our ability to meet our production timelines, and we have actively worked with our customers to adjust as best we can. The causes are diverse and include the pandemic, inclement weather, shipping delays and high demand. If you want to understand more about the causes of the recent shortages, you can read more in Composites World. These challenges have also impacted our store, and we have made the difficult