Capabilities

Composite Production Capabilities

ACT Aerospace continues to innovate in engineering and manufacturing by creating high end, strong, lightweight aerospace components with a low overhead model unmatched in many industries.  We are creating crucial components on some of the most respected aircraft in the industry and have earned our position based on our reputation for quality engineering. We are able to do this by investing in equipment and facilities that are able to handle any composite project.

Because ACTA is fully integrated in the composite manufacturing process, they are able to be flexible and have the ability to scale their processes to any size or complexity that is needed. Combine that with state of the art equipment, and ACTA is the perfect fit.

Laminate Construction

  • 250º, 350º, 450º systems
  • Epoxy, BMI, Cyanate Ester
  • Can produce +300 lbs./day autoclave cured laminate

Autoclave curing (120 psi 450º)

Six computer controlled (ASC) Autoclaves:

  • 4’ x 6’
  • 5’ X 6’
  • 6’x 6’
  • 7.5′ x15’
  • 10’ x 55’
  • 12’ x 40’

Composite Compression Molding

  • 19”x24”x14” (35 ton)
  • 24”x12”x8” (2) (15 ton)

Composite Bladder Forming

Resin Transfer Molding (SQRTM)

Filament winding

  • 6 ft in diameter x 50ft
  • 4 axis – McClean Anderson

Laser Ply Placement

  • 3D Laser Projection
  • ~18’x18’

Large Oven Curing

  • (8) sizes up to 8’x8’x14‘
  • New 9’ x 22’ oven
  • Max temperature of 500º

Paint Booth

  • 10’ X 14’ X 6’

CNC Ply Cutting

  • (3) 288”x52”

Freezers (-20ºF)

  • All computer controlled and monitored (54’x14’; 20’x8’)

Product Support Capabilities

Quality Inspection

  • Level  III – In house
  • FARO Laser Tracker CMM
  • Full line of Metrology Equipment

Non Destructive

  • (2) Phased Array C-Scan
  • (2) A-Scan
  • Bond Testing
  • TTU
  • Immersion Tank (4’x40’x2’)

Testing

  • MTS 55 kip
    • R/I Composite Material
    • Fatigue
    • Tension/Compression
  • Diamond DMA – Thermal Analysis
  • Environmental Test Chamber
    • 48”x48”x54”
    • -40º to 375º

Complete Welding Fabrication

  • TIG, MIG, ARC, etc.

Fully equipped machine shop

  • CNC Machining
    • CAM driven machining
    • DMS 5 axis router – 10’x20’x4’
    • Thermwood 5 axis router – 12’x8’x4’
    • Haas 4 axis mills
    • (2) Bridgeport CNC lathes
    • Doosan DNM400a 4-axis vertical mill
    • Makino DUO64 wire EDM
    • (2) Doosan HC400 horizontal mills
    • Hardinge GX1300 with 4-axis vertical mill
    • Mori Seiki NL2500 with live tooling
    • Okuma LU300 with steady rest
  • Flow water jet – 5 axis water jet, 10’x4’x’12”

 INFOR Visual ERP System

Multiple In-house NDI Capabilities

Ultrasonic Inspection:

  • (2) OmniScan Phased Array
  • C-Scan
  • A-Scan
  • S-Scan
  • Bonda Scope (Bond testing)

Through Transmission Unit (TTU)

  • Computer automated
  • 100” x 42” scan area
  • Scan up to 12”/sec
  • Fully self contained
  • Flat/Core panels

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