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.
- Unmanned Vehicles
- Integrated electronics and video systems
- Structural antenna
- Sporting Goods:
- Aircraft Primary and Secondary Structures
- Bladder molding
- Compression molding – TP and TS
- Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)
- 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
We are used to dealing with clients that have fully established 3D solid models and engineering drawings and others with nothing more than an idea.
Optimizing product performance requires experience. We understand how to evaluate test specimens to modify process or laminate schedule to qualify first articles for production.
Our in house prototype shop utilizes high speed CNC machining, rapid prototypes, and soft tooling, to quickly and cost effectively get to parts into the lab and the field.
Tool Design and Fabrication
From the most modern high speed CNC tooling techniques to old school pattern shop techniques, we have the hands-on knowledge and skill to fabricate prototype and production tooling in house.
With experience in composite products that weigh from grams to tons, we know that process and tooling are where projects are made or lost.