From concept to cure, SSL’s composites technology and capabilities provide optimized, high reliability solutions. SSL’s design, analysis, and manufacturing experts team with customers to deliver engineered composite structures that meet cost, performance, and schedule requirements.
SSL has an extensive history of building high-reliability composite structures.
|48,000 sq. ft. composite manufacturing facility||15,000 sq. ft. assembly facility||Three large ovens largest
16' x 11' x 24'
|Three autoclaves largest 10' dia x 21' long||Large (14' x 14' x 10') thermal cycling chamber for photogrammetry||Large (13' x 10') CNC
|Large (5' X 10') 5-Axis CNC Router||Ultra-high precision alignment and assembly ﬁxturing and tooling||Three large (10' x 12') graphite tables for panel molding and bonding|
|Digital photogrammetry||Large walk-in freezer (for prepreg storage)||High bay with overhead crane|
|Dedicated composites machine shop||Automated ply cutter with laser projection||Laser tracker measurement system|
|Laser ply projection||Clean rooms for assembly and bonding||Two compression molding presses|
|CARBON FIBER PREPREGS||STYLE||RESIN SYSTEM||PROPERTIES|
|M55J||Plain weave||Epoxy||High modulus, spacecraft structures|
|M55J||Unidirectional tape||Epoxy||High modulus, spacecraft structures|
|T300||Plain weave||Epoxy||High modulus, spacecraft structures|
|Fiberglass fabric||Plain weave||Epoxy||Low cost, RF transparent|
|Polyaramid fabric||Plain weave||Cyanate ester||High modulus, RF transparent|
|Triax fabric||Triaxial weave||Cyanate ester||Ultra high modulus, acoustically permeable antenna reflectors|
|Partially spread fabric||Plain weave||Cyanate ester||Ultra high modulus, dimensionally stable structures|
|YS80A||Unidirectional tape||Epoxy||Ultra high modulus, stiffness driven applications|
|K13D2U||Unidirectional tape||Cyanate ester||High thermal conductivity|
|TEM-9015 1/2||Chopped graphite||Epoxy||Molding compound, low cost|