Product R&D

With 30+ years of composite product and process development experience behind us, you can rely on TCE to bring your product to market on time and budget.

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Design, analysis, and manufacturing  of composite structures are core competencies at TCE; however our true expertise is in process development.

In many instances, composite products are well analyzed and understood. The processes required to cost effectively, consistently fabricate composite products are less well understood by many companies – this is our world . We help large OEMs speed their product to market by becoming integrated into their engineering organization and providing expertise and direction they do not possess internally.

We understand automation and process controls required  to reduce labor content and improve part-to-part consistency are the keys to cost effective production.

Product Experience:

  • Unmanned Vehicles
    • Integrated electronics and video systems
    • Structural antenna
  • Medical:
    • Orthotics
    • Prosthetics
    • Models
  • Firearms
  • Sporting Goods:
    • Hockey
    • Bike
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • Baseball
  • Aircraft Primary and Secondary Structures

Process Experience:

  • Bladder molding
  • Compression molding – TP and TS
  • Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)
    • Vacuum
    • High Pressure
  • Trapped rubber molding
  • Hybrid Processes:
    • Bladder + RTM
    • Compression + RTM
  • Thermoset and Thermoplastic processing
  • Secondary bonding
  • Custom Silicone Bladder Fabrication
    • In house, proprietary bladder design and fabrication
  • Galvanic corrosion protection