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  1. We are highlighting several entries from our recent Quaranvent Design Competition. We had a lot of fun reviewing people's submissions and wanted to share their ideas with all of you. We'll start with a few and share more later. Chris Starnes made a bunk bed for his dogs! He used carbon fiber tubing to help construct this space-saving solution. He did not have enough room in the back of his truck for all of his dogs, and he needed something strong enough to hold their weight without collapsing. This bunk bed will fit any crew cab ford. With a lot of dog lovers and owners on our team, this was a very popular idea! David Johnson, who uses a wheelchair, submitted his CojoTruk, which is a trike wheelchair designed specifically for outdoor use. Considering a host of logistical challenges he faces when going out for errands, he is trying to fill a personal need because there are currently no available market solutions. Learn more about his innovative personal project in this short video Read more...

Highlighting Entries from our Quaranvent Design Competition #1

We are highlighting several entries from our recent Quaranvent Design Competition. We had a lot of fun reviewing people's submissions and wanted to share their ideas with all of you. We'll start with a few and share more later. Chris Starnes made a bunk bed for his dogs! He used carbon fiber tubing to help construct this space-saving solution. He did not have enough room in the back of his truck for all of his dogs, and he needed something strong enough to hold their weight without collapsing. This bunk bed will fit any crew cab ford. With a lot of dog lovers and owners on our team, this was

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Mission Impossible: Strawberry Picking

Sometimes it's not just our customers who get creative with our products. Our team members like to get in on the action also. One of our engineers, Brian, was spending hours weeding and picking his strawberry patch. As agricultural labor will tend to do, the gardening was hurting his back and knees​. So he decided to make like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible and dangle over the problematic berry patch! The Problematic Strawberry Patch Using a set of carbon fiber tubes and other hardware, he created a lightweight overhead gantry system to suspend himself over the patch. It worked

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Rock West Composites COVID-19 July Update

Dear Valued Customers, With the changing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to inform you of the current status of Rock West business operations. Rock West Composites is part of the Critical Infrastructure Sectors, and we continue to operate our facilities in San Diego and Salt Lake City in full capacity. At the beginning of April, we suspended operations in our Tijuana, Baja California facility due to a national health emergency declared in Mexico, which was extended until the end of May. The facility is now back at full operational capacity. While recreational travel is currently

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Announcing the Winner of our Quaranvent Design Competition

Hi everyone! Today is the day we announce the winner of our Quaranvent Design Competition. We’d like the thank all the people who submitted entries, and there were several that we really liked. But there was one that hit all the right points of the competition and won over the voting committee. We offer a big congratulations to Craig Monroe! Craig designed a 15ft lightweight, inflatable backpack kayak. It was something perfect for getting off the beaten path and easy to assemble. Craig's inspiration was getting to a pristine natural environment away from other people. Since getting

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The Composite Espresso Machine Worth $11,000

We like to stay abreast of how manufacturers are using composites in new and unique ways. The more unique, the better. So imagine our delight when we learned of a new espresso machine made by a South African company and sold at a price of $11,000. If you can afford it, this is one espresso machine like no other.   What makes it so expensive? Believe it or not, it's not the materials alone. While composites do add to the price, you are also paying for the design itself. One look at the pictures and you will understand what we're talking about. This is no ordinary countertop espresso

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