Aerospace Composite Tubular Structures

Aerospace Tubular Structures

Wet and dry tow filament winding ◾ Assembly, paint, coatings◾Non-destructive testing◾ AS9100D certified, ITAR registered

Rock West Composites specializes in build-to-print and custom-developed aerospace tubular components and systems. Our aerospace composite tube manufacturing processes include a variety of fabrication methods, assembly, cleaning, paint and coatings, and nondestructive testing. Manufacturing methods include but are not limited to dry and wet tow filament winding, roll wrapping, and resin infusion, and we offer multiple levels of clean room environments. We produce aerospace carbon fiber tubes that are used in a wide variety of programs spanning the space, commercial, military, business aircraft and unmanned aerial system sectors. Our experienced team has the knowledge to get you through the process, from design to finished product, qualified, on time, on budget and within requirements. If you have questions, call our San Diego office at 858-537-6260 or request a quote.


Aerospace Composite Tubular Structures

Aerospace composite tubing system applications include:

  • Fuel systems
  • Hydraulics
  • Cabin air
  • Oxygen systems
  • Engine bleed
  • Anti-icing
  • Exhaust systems
  • Missile fuselage components
  • Aerospace struts and rods

We are AS9100 certified, ITAR registered and offer multiple levels of clean room environments. Our engineering and program management are world class. Our commitment to excellent customer service and relentless execution are unmatched.


Composite materials expertise for Aerospace & Defense

Our team has the materials knowledge to help you design, prototype, test and manufacture to a host of stringent requirements common in the A&D industry.

  • Very light weight
  • High strength
  • Exceptionally stiff
  • Thermally stable
  • Extremely precise
  • RF transparent
  • And more!

Program Services

Rock West Composites provides all the services your program will need for success from cradle to grave.


Centers of Excellence

Precision Structures

Our San Diego facility and team specializes in projects with strict engineering requirements. With an agile manufacturing team and engineers experienced with the demanding requirements of space and aerospace programs, this is the place for building structures that demand tight tolerances and high performance results. Whether it's high-speed broadband antennas, truss structures, reflectors, or near zero CTE structures, we can build it here.

Precision Structures


Filament Winding

Our Salt Lake City facility has an entire 20,000 sq ft manufacturing bay dedicated to this process, including wet tow and tow-preg winding, accommodating tubes in lengths up to 22 ft and diameters up to 30 inches. We have custom resin mixing and dispensing systems for precise resin mix ratios to assure mixing accuracy and consistency. Co-located for improved efficiency are several ovens, an extended length hydraulic mandrel extractor, and mandrel storage.