Composites Horizons Inc, part of Hampson Industries PLC, highlighted its expansion capabilities and capacity at the SAMPE Conference in Long Beach, California.
Recent growth investments at Composites Horizons Inc include an ASC 10′ x 20′ high-temperature autoclave that reaches 800-degrees F and 250 psi, installed in 2010. This autoclave allows tighter control of temperature settings, pressure parameters and electronic data collection. More recently a 25′ x 16′ x 10′ oven with a maximum temperature of 600 degrees has been installed and commissioned.
These new investments are a part of CHI’s strategic plan to produce the highest quality composite parts using the most efficient manufacturing practices,” stated Jeff Hynes, President of CHI. “CHI has added significant manufacturing capacity, including the ability to build larger aerospace structural components, turbine engine ducts and BMI tooling for customers.
Composites manufactured by Hampson Group are a part of many of the most important programs in aerospace including the B787, JSF, F-18, C-17, A350 and many more.