Quickstep, have announced the first commercial sale of its patented ‘Quickstep Process’ system.
The company has secured a €4.2 million contract to provide a leading aircraft composites manufacturer, ORPE Technologiya, with its Quickstep Process to manufacture large carbon‐fibre composite components.
The Quickstep Process involves surrounding raw carbon‐fibre with heated liquids which transfer heat 25 times faster than traditional autoclave (or ‘oven‐heated’) methods, enabling composite components to be cured more efficiently and at a fraction of the cost.
The process has been purchased to produce large carbon‐fibre shielding for satellites during launches, opening up the aerospace navigation,telecommunications and weather satellite markets for Quickstep’s technology. The contract will be delivered over 18months and will involve all parts of Quickstep’s global organisation.