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INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS

The following are examples of industry applications APEX Composites has built for satisfied customers, but we are capable of much more.

Please contact us with your requirements.  We would be pleased to  help with your program.

Aerospace – Non Structural

Product Examples

  • Fairings
  • Doors
  • Engine Cowls
  • Interior/Exterior parts

Features & Benefits

  • Freedom of utilizing complex shapes, weight savings, and part integration compared to traditional metal construction
  • Parts Consolidation
  • Lightning strike and EMI protection by applying copper meshes, electroplating
  • Variety of Surface Finishes
    • Painted
    • Fully primed surfaces ready for top-coat
    • Metalized Coating
  • Complete assemblies ready for installation on airframe (hinges, latches, windows, etc.)
  • Gauging and trial fitting ensures proper fit in final assembly.

Part construction

  • Oven cure pre-preg
  • Resin infusion
  • RTM
  • Engineering

Engineering

  • Tool design
  • Process and traceability specification development
  • Full certification support
  • Part design support
  • Material selection support

Aerospace – Structural

Product Examples

  • Camera/Aircraft interface
  • Spars
  • Control surfaces
  • Crash worthy passenger cells

Features & Benefits

  • Freedom of utilizing complex shapes, weight savings, and part integration compared to traditional metal construction
  • Parts Consolidation
  • Lightning strike and EMI protection by applying copper meshes, electroplating
  • Variety of Surface Finishes – Painted – Fully primed surfaces ready for top-coat – Metalized Coating – Complete assemblies ready for installation on airframe (hinges, latches, windows,
  • Gauging and trial fitting ensures proper fit in final assembly.

Part construction

  • Oven cure pre-preg
  • Resin infusion
  • RTM

Engineering

  • FEA Finite Element Analysis
  • Part design support
  • CAE (computer aided engineering)
  • Material and process specification development for certification
  • Tool design
  • Full certification support
  • Material selection support
  • Specialized tools for structural optimization (weight, stiffness, etc.)
  • Optimized 3D fiber topology for required performance

Medical

Product Examples

  • Patient supports
  • Patient handling devices
  • Arm rests
  • Head holders
  • Table tops (MRI/X-Ray)
  • MRI Coil housings

Features & Benefits

  • Integration of attachment interface points to OEM equipment (MRI Equipment, OR table)
  • MR imaging compatible (no MRI imaging noise)
  • X-ray and Angiography compatible with very low attenuation level.
  • Value add Assembly to provide a turn-key solution

Part construction

  • One piece RTM moulding eliminates the need to bond multiple skins and allows for: – Improved strength to weight ratio – Close tolerances – Reduced finish time – Improved aesthetics

Vertical Integration

  • Engineering
  • Tooling design and construction
  • Part fabrication to close tolerances
  • Finishing and Paint (Can match any OEM equipment finish)
  • Electroplating for purposes of EMI shielding for MRI coils, wear resistance
  • Value add assembly

Automated high precision wire placement

  • Tailored wire placement technology allows APEX Composites to integrate the coil element (antenna) directly into the patient support.
  • Integrating coils into the patient support allows for better utilisation of available MRI bore space.

Specialized Close tolerance parts

Product Examples

  • Gyro-stabilized gimbal components
  • Gas turbine ground support equipment (bellmouths, inlet ducts)
  • Metrology equipment components.
  • Precision components for imaging systems

Industry Benefits/Features

  • Metal/composite integration
  • Repeatable, close tolerances
  • Tailored CTE
  • Light weight, low inertia

Engineering

  • Product design support
  • FEA Finite Element Analysis
  • Optimized 3D fiber topology for required performance