We offer custom fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) plates & tubes for applications such as:
Our CFRP plate designs are optimized for each application, e.g.:
Key design factors are the proper selection of the fibre and matrix material and definition of appropriate layup. We work with carbon, glass and aramid fibres ranging from low to high modulus.
Space Structures offers CFRP brackets for special purposes, e.g.:
Our CFRP bracket designs are truly customized and optimized for CFRP, not just "black metal" solutions. This optimization leads to typically 65 % mass saving compared to traditional aluminium designs.
Manufacturing boundary conditions are respected already in the design phase and out-of-autoclave RTM (Resin Transfer moulding) / infusion process for manufacturing is used, resulting in overall lower cost than for autoclave-based CFRP solutions.
Additional cost-effective stiffening is possible with bonded CFRP stiffeners.
Sufficient electrical conductivity to allow grounding of data and power harness is achieved via dedicated manufacturing processes. Electrical resistance is in the order of 1 Ohm and can be further reduced to 2.5 milliOhm by a thin aluminium foil.