Defence Systems Sector

Advanced Composites

RPC Defence has been providing specialist composite design and manufacturing for over 40 years.

RPC Defence's skills base includes the provision of specialist survey and repair capabilities for advanced composite structures.

Using established design, manufacturing and repair techniques, RPC Defence can survey and repair composite structures to meet a variety of aerospace, defence and commercial applications including:

  • Aircraft radomes
  • Aircraft non-structural components
  • Rotadomes
  • Ship/submarine acoustic and sonar domes, windows, keels and fairings
  • Ballistic spall curtains and cladding
  • Composite towers, antennae covers, masts and radomes
  • High pressure tanks and piping

MATERIALS

Resins

  • Polyester
  • Vinyl-ester
  • Epoxy
  • Phenolic

Reinforcement

  • Carbon Fibre
  • Kevlar/Aramid
  • Continuous Strand Roving
  • Woven Fabrics
  • Chopped Strand Matting

Laminate structures

  • Honeycomb
  • Foam
  • Polystyrene
  • Multi-Combinations including Inserts

PROCESSES

  • Vacuum Consolidation
  • Resin Transfer/ Infusion
  • Use of Pre-preg laminate
  • Filament Winding
  • Hand Lay-up
  • Co-curing Mould and Tool Design and Manufacture  (post and pre
  • GRP Machining

IN-HOUSE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS CAPABILITY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Technical Support
  • Composite "as an alternative" Review and Feasibility Analysis
  • Corrosion Protection/Performance


 

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Defence Systems Contact

Defence Systems
24 Powers Road
Seven Hills NSW 2147
Australia

P: +612 9624 9800
F: +612 9624 2548

E: defence@rpctechnologies.com