Highly Integrated Structures

Highly Integrated Structures

Extensive Experience & Expertise ▪ In-depth Knowledge of Advanced Composite Materials

If you need a structure that must meet a diverse set of requirements, including thermal conductivity (high or low), RF (transmission or reflectivity), precision dimensional requirements, and/or stability over a range of temperatures, we are prepared to support your program efforts. We can  design, manufacture and coordinate testing for all that and more.

The Rock West team has in-depth knowledge of advanced materials, particularly in composites and high temperature materials. We can help pick the best material and manufacturing process for your design. Sometimes metal is the right material choice. We know that composites always have to justify their selection for a design. We have worked with design teams from a variety of markets, spanning the spectrum from aerospace to industrial automation.  We can help you too.

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DESIGN FEATURES OF HIGHLY INTEGRATED COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

  • High stiffness along specific or multiple orientations
  • Lightweight
  • Highly-accurate surfaces
  • Low CTE
  • Perpendicularity of surfaces
  • RF or IR/EO Reflectivity
  • Thermal and/or electrical conductivity
  • Damage tolerances
  • Low cost/best value (affordability)

ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR HIGHLY INTEGRATED STRUCTURES

  • Carbon/graphite fibers
  • Glass or quartz
  • Ceramic materials
  • Epoxy resins
  • Cyanate ester resins
  • BMI resins