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  1. Waste is something that must always be considered in the manufacturing environment. We are constantly thinking about it here at Rock West Composites. Our industry is especially sensitive to waste because composite materials disposed of in a landfill needlessly take up space without readily decomposing.   We even produce waste through prototyping. That waste is generated by the prototypes themselves, along with all of the process materials used to create the parts. If we can recycle the waste, that would be good. Some companies are doing just that. A case in point is a UK bicycle manufacturer that is now poised to begin recycling 100% of its prototype waste.   Making Carbon Fiber Rims   The company in question is Revel Bikes, makers of some pretty innovative wheel sets. They have worked with their composites partner over the years to create some of the best composite wheels and rims on the market. Yet all of their prototyping work has generated plenty of waste. Read more...

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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Our Website – Redesigned Just for You!

We have enjoyed great relationships with our customers over the years. If we have learned anything from them, it is the fact that we need to keep up with the latest innovations in composites to best meet their needs. Keeping up involves everything we do, including the website that acts as our online calling card.   You may have noticed that the Rock West Composites website looks a little bit different these days. Actually, it's a lot different. We just launched the latest edition of our site on May 8, 2020 with you in mind. You could say that our website has been redesigned just for you

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Our Virtual Workbench Is Ready for You

We try to make our product easy to purchase because we want you to have the fastest and most efficient experience possible. We do this by allowing for modifications of products in the shopping cart before you check out with no phone call required! This is how we bring a highly technical product to your literal workbench without you needing to break out more than a box cutter. You can have your tubes cut and sanded to various tolerances. Or perhaps you need dry ice and insulated packaging special shipping for a prepreg order or other special considerations, like certificates of conformance or

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Significant Reduction in Pricing on Carbon Fiber Plate Products!

Efforts & Improvements in Manufacturing Lead to Price Reductions Our team is always working on being a more efficient and cost-effective manufacturer for our customers. This includes continuous improvements to our resin infusion product family of composite plates, which has resulted in greatly reduced costs. We are now passing that savings on to you. Published this month you’ll notice reduced pricing on several of our plate families from 25% to 50%! Plate product families included in this substantial price reduction are our most popular 2x2 twill resin infused plates ranging in

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