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  1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rock West Composites Moves Into Its New San Diego Headquarters Rock West Composites moved this month to its new corporate headquarters, a 107,000 sq. ft. facility in San Diego, California. The company is expanding to accommodate new staff, add manufacturing space, grow capability for large-scale composites manufacturing, and meet the needs of its expanding business. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February ##, 2021 – Rock West Composites (RWC) has moved this month into its new corporate headquarters at 7625 Panasonic Way in San Diego, California, a facility more than three times larger than its previous headquarters. While the company retains its locations in Salt Lake City, UT and Tijuana, Mexico, RWC’s former San Diego location on Precision Park Lane will be vacated in favor of the new building. With 107,000 sq. ft. of total space, there is 20,000 sq. ft. of office space, 80,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space, and an additional 7,000 sq. ft. for general warehouse Read more...

Rock West Composites Adds “Build Your Own Tube” Feature to Its Online Offering

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rock West Composites Adds “Build Your Own Tube” Feature to Its Online Offering This month Rock West Composites has added a feature on its website allowing customers to define their own filament wound tube specifications, enabling a build-to-order ecommerce transaction with immediate check out. Currently 75 mandrels and two materials are available with three distinct performance characteristics and nearly infinite wall thickness options. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) February 8, 2021 – This month Rock West Composites (RWC) announces the addition of a Build Your Own


Benefits of Ordering Prepreg from Rock West Composites

Rock West has one of the most extensive offerings of prepreg on the market - over 25 material options. Even better, you can purchase by the linear yard - no minimum quantities! Of course, the more you buy, the better the price so feel free to pick up a whole roll. Since prepregs begin to cure once out of the freezer, our materials can be shipped with dry ice to protect your purchase if you choose it. In fact, we recommend it. If you need further verification that the material wasn't compromised during the shipping process, we also offer a temperature recorder. If you require certifications,


Do Carbon Fiber Phone Cases Really Mess with Your Reception?

You are about to drop several hundred dollars on a new cell phone. Your significant other suggests that you protect your investment with a carbon fiber case. But you remember reading an article suggesting that carbon fiber cases mess with cell phone reception. Now you're stuck. Is it true? Does carbon fiber really interfere with cell phone signals? If it does, you might be trading a bit of extra protection for decent signal strength. If not, there is no reason to avoid a carbon fiber case that could save your phone at some point. Unfortunately, there is no clear-cut answer. Some people


4 Pieces of PPE for Carbon Fiber and Fiberglass Home Fabricating

As a leading provider of composite materials in Salt Lake City, we frequently sell products to home fabricators. This includes glass and carbon fiber fabrics, tubes, plates, epoxy resins, and even adhesives. Working with any of these materials does pose some amount of risk to human health. As such, we recommend our home fabricating customers be smart about using personal protective equipment (PPE). The pros use appropriate PPE whenever working with carbon or glass fiber. We use PPE at all of our facilities. If you are a home fabricator, you should too. Do not take any chances with your health


Carbon Fiber, Hyperloops, and Next Gen Transportation

Virgin Hyperloop made history in early November 2020 when it sent two volunteers barreling down its hyperloop track at 107 miles per hour. The manned test was the first such test of a hyperloop. The company claimed the test was a huge success, but there is still plenty of work to be done before they, or any of their competitors, start carrying cargo and passengers on a regular schedule. Meanwhile, the hyperloop team at Technical University of Munich (TU Munich) is hard at work building a full-scale prototype of their latest hyperloop system. The team has regularly participated in SpaceX


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