Composite materials in Northern Ireland
Members with this Capability
CCP Gransden are flexible and dynamic AS9100 Accredited SME specialising in the design and manufacture of advanced composites. Based in Belfast Northern Ireland, CCP offer our clients performance improvements by the intelligent use of advanced composites and our world class manufacturing capabilities.
To meet the individual needs of our clients, CCP Gransden has invested in the creation of a unique and world class automated, flexible manufacturing cell to produce high quality aerospace grade advanced composites in a fast and repeatable manner. Our cell is centred around an 1100T Engel press that has a work area of 1.8x1.3m .
Our manufacturing capabilities currently include (but are not limited to); -
• Thermoforming of large continuous-fibre reinforced thermoplastics
• Composite Overmoulding utilising advanced thermoplastic polymers
• High Pressure RTM including variations such as GAP RTM and WET RTM
• Compression Moulding
• Prepreg Curing
• Filament Winding
• Wet Lamination
We have over 10 processes available in-house for manufacturing advanced composites from both Thermosets and Thermoplastics (including continuous fibre reinforced PEEK, PPS and PEI), thereby giving us increased flexibility to meet the challenging needs of our clients. We can facilitate supply in low, medium and high volumes (thanks to our ability to manufacture composites in as little as 1 minute using our state of the art automated manufacturing processes and lean manufacturing approach).
Capabilities: UAV; AS 9100; Engineering; Fabrication; Machining; Manufacture; Mechanical assembly; Project management; Design; ISO 9001; OH SAS 18001:1999; Canopies; Composite materials; Tooling; ISO 14001; ISO 9001:2003; Windscreen systems; Forming; Containers; Plastics and plastic coated components; Pressing; Stampings; Structural engineering; Engineering and mechanical; Weapons storage; Technology transfer; Amphibious; Armoured; Boats,crafts; Armoured protection components; Air sea rescue; Storage tanks; Manuals; Synchros; Cases; Armour; Bus,coach; General
Capabilities: Cabin management systems,equipment; Airframes; Aircraft components; Customer approved; Engineering; Fabrication; Manufacture; Mechanical assembly; Project management; Design; AS,EN9100; BS EN ISO 9001:2000; NATO , MoD approved; Speciality metals; OEM Approved; Composite materials; Tooling; Generators; Management systems; Cabinets; Catering equipment; Torches; Leather and leather products; Sewage,waste systems,equipment; Packaging equipment,materials; Weapons storage; Cases
The Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering Centre (NIACE) is a technology hub for the research and development of advanced engineering and advanced materials technologies across a range of industrial sectors. Its vision is to establish a world leading knowledge hub that delivers innovative solutions for industry through collaborative research and technological advancement. Opened in January 2012, and based at purpose built, state of the art facilities in Belfast, NIACE currently has 12 participating companies from a variety of sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, Environmental and Marine, additionally NIACE has two university partners carrying out collaborative research with the participating companies within the facility.
Pinnacle is a business advisory firm, with the key goal of enabling business growth within its client's organisations.
We have a very clear vision for our company, "To be the foremost business growth advisory partner within the UK & Ireland". To support our vision we believe in three clear values:
- Go above and beyond to support our clients
- Continuously expand our knowledge
- Provide straightforward & honest advice
Pinnacle can support our clients from 3 different perspectives: COMMERCIAL, OPERATIONAL and TECHNICAL.
Capabilities: Engineering; Manufacture; Accreditation,Certification Services; Personnel recruitment and selection; Project management; Design; Aerospace consultancy; Research & development; Training consultancy; Composite materials; Supply chain management; Engineering and mechanical; Human factors; Management,organisation; Communications consultancy; Graphic design; Conference and exhibition; Marketing and business development; Health and safety consultancy; Contract pricing,negotiating,bidding; Market research; Technology transfer; Proposal, tender preparation; Media and PR; Printing; Support services; Management systems; Life cycle costing; Resource planning; Integrated systems; Systems engineering; Conflict resolution; Business process automation; Auction,disposal; Seats; General
RW Coatings are a family run leading provider of Aerospace, Automotive, Defence and Architectural Powder Coating and Anodising.
They are AS 9100 Rev D approved and ISO 9001:2015 (They received the 1st BSI approval for both standards in Ireland).
They are based just outside Belfast and have been in business for 8 years supplying the architectural and aerospace industries, with conitnued investment in the services they provide.
RW offer a wide range of cosmetic finishes for the aerosapce and defence industries from black anodising, clear anodising, bright anodising, chromate conversion and a range of besoke dyed anodising finishes.
RW offer bespoke colour matching in powder coating working along side Europes top powder manufactures.
They work to Rapid-Response on a daily basis, with no corners cut. RW pride themselves on quailty of product and service.
Capabilities: Aircraft components; Mechanical components; Coatings,treatments; AS,EN9100; Alloys; Metals; Sheet metal components & processes; Speciality metals; ISO 9001; Composite materials; ISO registered; Paint; Seats; General
Nacelle Systems Consultancy is a specialist EBU integrator with capabilities in systems design, stress and technical analysis. Our Sister company, Resonate Testing, specialises in vibration and fire testing across all business sectors.
Resonate Testing Ltd:
Northern Ireland based Resonate Testing, is a privately owned, family run business. In 4 years of operation the test facility has achieved ISO17025 accreditation and demonstrated repeated capability for bespoke propulsion system testing. Planning is underway to double the size of the 6,000sq ft purpose built facility. The goal is to further empower the 12 dedicated staff to innovate in-house design capability, and fabricate fixtures for complex tests. Resonate conducts testing for both Engineering Development and Qualification /certification purposes. Resonate is UKAS accredited, certified to ISO9001:2015, and listed by the FAA.
Customers include: UTAS (Collins- Vendor #: 175582) Bombardier, Bae Systems, MITAC, UK National Composite Centre, RR, Zodiac, Parker Aerospace, Airbus, Singapore Airlines, AVIC, Embraer, Esterline, Meggitt Controls and Seals, Icon Seals, National Research Council of Canada, FAA, Spirit.
Northern Ireland based Nacelle Systems Consultancy (NSC), formed in 2005 has consistently provided propulsion systems integration support from or offices in Northern Ireland or on site at Powerplant plateau or customer sites. As a family owned engineering service provider, existing in a niche market segment, we appreciate and demonstrate the importance quality and value for money. Our clients include Bombardier, MITAC, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, GE, Parker Aerospace seek expert advice access to design and integration support, Stress, and Validation and certification support.
Capabilities: Engines; Fixed Wing; Rotary Wing; De-icing equipment; Airframes; Aircraft components; Pipes,ducts,hoses; Mechanical components; Wiring,cables; AS 9100; Customer approved; Engineering; Fabrication; Aftermarket support (MRO); Accreditation,Certification Services; Environment; Project management; Design; Aerospace consultancy; Electrical components; AS,EN9100; Engine components; Pneumatic & hydraulics; Alloys; Sheet metal components & processes; Test facilities; Research & development; Composite materials; Fire control systems,equipment; Fuel systems; Seals,mounts,rings; Auxiliary power supplies and equipments; Heat exchangers; Hydraulic systems,equipment; Propulsion control systems; Actuators; Test equipment; Systems integrator; Testing,certification; Rubber; Wires and wiring; Ducting; Plastics and plastic coated components; Engineering and mechanical; Stress analysis; Tubes; Accumulators; Gas turbine engines and accessories; Vibration analysis and testing; Test beds,rigs; Vehicle testing; Magnetic and non-magnetic components; Materials testing; Tensile,compression testing; Non-destructive testing equipment; Fire resistant materials; Fire protection,prevention; Seats and seating systems; Fire consultancy; Vibration mountings; Programme,integrator prime contractorship; Mechanical equipment; Fire,smoke detection,alarm equipment; Gauges; Valves; Systems engineering; Vibration,shock isolation systems; Reliability analysis and testing; Test Capabiltiy; Landing Gear; Monuments (Includes, Lavatories & Galleys, Bulkheads & Skins); Seats; Stowage; Misc. Furnishings & Fixings; General