Composite Aerostructure Component Manufacturing

Aerostructure Component Manufacturing

Complex carbon fiber structures ◾ Autoclave, out-of-autoclave and high temperature composites◾ Assembly, paint, coatings◾AS9100D certified

With a long history of experience and know-how, we partner with major aircraft OEMs to design, build, test and integrate composite structures and components. We manufacture complex carbon fiber structures and assemblies for a wide variety of aircraft and applications. Advanced materials include thermoset composites, thermoplastics, autoclave and out-of-autoclave composites, and high temperature composites. Our in-house painting and surface treatment facilities in San Diego allow all composites to depart fully completed from our factory, with all necessary approvals and process authentications. 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.


Composite Aerostructure Components

Leveraging the expertise and capabilities across Rock West Composites, our team can provide detail components for the following aerostructure applications:

  • Nacelles and pylons (inlets, fan cowls, thrust reversers, exhausts)
  • Doors (passenger, cargo, landing gear, utility ramps)
  • Flight-controls (ailerons, flaps, slats and spoilers)
  • Empennage (rudders and elevators)
  • Specialized military flight structures
  • Struts and rods
  • Fuselage components
  • Missile components

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
Multidisciplinary Projects

Multidisciplinary Projects

We let the experts do their thing. Our team works across facilities to make sure programs are executed in a timely and cost effective manner using the right people for the right part of the job. For example, we've had programs with low CTE and extremely tight structural requirements. Our San Diego engineers designed the structure and incorporated several products from our Utah store. Our manufacturing team back in San Diego constructed the final product using both off-the-shelf and custom solutions. This enabled lower cost and faster delivery for a customer who could not afford aerospace prime pricing. This was not an exception. It's how we model our business.


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