Composites

Composite Materials and Composite Material Manufacturing Services

Companies specialising in the design and manufacture of composite materials for use in motorsport and automotive fields. Also includes links to companies supplying materials and equipment for the use in the manufacturing of composite materials.

The physical properties of composite materials are generally not isotropic in nature, but rather are typically orthotropic. For instance, the stiffness of a composite panel will often depend upon the directional orientation of the applied forces and/or moments. Panel stiffness is also dependent on the design of the panel. For instance, the fiber reinforcement and matrix used, the method of panel build, thermoset versus thermoplastic, type of weave, and orientation of fiber axis to the primary force.

see also:
Japanese Body Kits
Metal Suppliers

Composite Materials – UK

Advanced Composites
Atlas Composites
Carr Reinforcements
Cellbond Composites
Composite Solutions
Crosby Composites
Delta Composites
Elan Composites
epm: technology
Franks Custom Fibreglass
Gould Engineering
Hansell Composites
Hasepro
Isoclima
Komprex Composites
Production Glassfibre
Reverie
SPA Composites
Bob Salisbury Engineering

Composite Materials – USA

AXIS Power Racing
Lighter Faster

Monocoques

DJ Race Cars

Adhesives

AMI Con

Tools

Autoclaves Ltd

Composite Materials

Advanced Composites
Advanced Composites, Inc. combines state of the art technology with over 40 years of composites and engineering expertise within the composite structures industry.

Atlas Composites
Atlas Composites began trading in January 1997 specialising in the manufacture of carbon fibre composite components for the motor racing industry. Having secured ISO 9001 accreditation in our first year, in 1998 we achieved Investors in People in recognition for the training of school leavers and semi-skilled workers. Today that early investment has paid off and our highly skilled composite technicians now provide innovative solutions for the most demanding of industries.

Carr Reinforcements Ltd Stockport, Cheshire, UK
Carr Reinforcements is a weaver of carbon, aramid, glass and hybrid fabrics and tapes, for use In a wide range of composite applications. In addition, the development of in-house Rand D has generated a range of 3D woven fabrics, both flat panels and shapes, utilising a range of high performance yarns

Cellbond Composite
Cellbond Composites Ltd is situated in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire and specialises in design, development and manufacture of technology based composite structures. Cellbond provides solutions throughout a wide range of industries including Automotive, Rail and Marine.

We have an unsurpassable reputation in our field for our innovative approach to development, having introduced concepts that have led on to set legislative standards.

Composite Solutions

Crosby Composites
At Crosby Composites we can manufacture your components to a high level of accuracy and deliver on time, all the time.

Established in 1982 by Paul Crosby, a highly respected racing car engineer, the company has constantly improved production techniques and invested in the latest technology and software so that it can provide cost effective components and achieve shorter lead times.

A complete service from pattern making to finishing can be undertaken or we can work on just part of the process depending on your requirements .

Delta Composites
Delta Composites, L.L.C. is a leading manufacturer of chemical resistant fiberglass molded and pultruded grating. Delta Composites offers full service engineering, design and fabrication services for complete fiberglass structural systems. In addition to fiberglass molded and pultruded grating, Delta Composites manufactures and fabricates fiberglass platforms, fiberglass handrails and fiberglass ladders.

Elan Composites
Élan Composites is recognized as one of the leading authorities of carbon composite
technology. What’s more, Élan Composites has gained its reputation not only in the development of carbon composites; but also in the design of complex tools, moulds and fixtures used in the manufacturing process.

epm: technology
why epm:technology?

Composite Engineering:
epm:technology provides a complete composites engineering service, turning clients briefs into technically excellent composite structures and components. We deliver industry-leading expertise, reduced development costs and produce outstanding design and engineering.

Composite Prototyping:
epm:technology creates prototype parts to compliment product developments. Our cost-effective testing and development process allows clients to verify component design and tooling configuration, while reducing project risks and utilising our ability to turn designs into prototype parts at incredible speed.

Franks Custom Fibreglass
Specialist in the manufacturer of carbon fibre and fibreglass body components for Hondas used in drag & circuit racing. Parts include one piece front ends, hoods, trunks, doors, doors with lexan windows. Custom work and custom panels also made to order.

Gould Engineering
The Gould organisation produces racecar engineering. We have a proven record for engineering championship winning cars.

We aim to provide a one stop advanced engineering service in the motorsport and automotive and industries.

Our innovative cars are designed to win, but always remain safe.

Whether our customers require a new and unique competition car or a one-off composite component for their own projects we will provide them with the knowledge, experience and flexibility to design, produce and deliver cost-effective solutions.

Hansell Composites Ltd, UK
Hansell Composites Ltd has over 15 years experience working with carbon fibre and associated composites. It offers services to both manufacturers and end users, this could be pattern making and production of moulds for bodywork and aerofoils, or it could be CNC machining of components from carbon fibre or plastics

Hasepro
Japanese manufacturer of cosmetic adhesive carbon sheets

Isoclima (UK), Bromsgrove, Worcs, UK
Isoclima IS a leading producer of curved or flat heated windscreens/backlights side windows in either lightweight laminated glass (including thermally toughened) or composite materials, heated or coated to the relevant ECE 4B R or FIA standards. Such glazings offer significant weight -saving and higher impact resistance. Micro wire heating, anti- fog coating for de-misting in race conditions and anti-IR coating can be Incorporated Isoclima also manufactures prototype and low-volume glazings for the world’s leading manufacturers and styling houses, which require leading edge innovative design using Glass and Polycarbonate for show case vehicles. Isoclima has the capability of low-volume glass production for vehicle development or niche market production.

Komprex Composites
Komprex brings the legacy of over 25 years manufacturing experience to bear on the production of composite components. We are a privately owned business under the direction of hands-on owners, who show total commitment to management and engineering. In conjunction with our associate companies – we have established an enviable record in producing verifiable performance composite structures.

Production Glassfibre
Production Glassfibre is the United Kingdoms largest general moulder of GRP parts and products. Operating from modern factories in England and Scotland, employing more than 250 people and providing a complete service from pattern making to production, the company has a record of continual growth resulting from a customer focused culture.

Reverie
Reverie has a range of manufacturing facilities available to provide a composite product that has been optimised throughout the design, development and fabrication process. The sections below provide further insight into each stage of the design, development and manufacturing process.

Inventory included: Computerised Cutting Table, two Auto Claves, 8ftx4ft Heated Press and 8ftx15ft Surface Measuring Plate. Estimates Provided.

SPA Composites
A leading supplier to the motorsport, aviation and marine industries.
Providing tube forming, fabrication, chassis restoration, aerofoil’s, mini parts, machining and much more

SMAC
SMAC IS a rubber manufacturer specialising in high tech and tough domains such as aerospace and F I SMAC has developed a Ilew range of bump rubbers. SMAC provides custom products, various shapes and compression curves, various harnesses, high durability, 100% tested. Due to its continuous improvement in tooling and compression moulding techniques, VN composites now offers Iow cost monolithic and casl isotype carbone or epoxy composite The core business of VN composites is dedicated to the design, development and implementation of high performance composite materials

Bob Salisbury Engineering
Established in 1996, the company is situated in two adjacent purpose built units, located on the prestigious commercial development within Silverstone Circuit.

The core business has always been motorsport-oriented, reflecting the racing history of the founder and managing director, Bob Salisbury. Bob’s motorsport career spans four decades, and with his experience and understanding of the mechanical and technical side of the motorsport industry, gained during his years as a racing driver, race engineer and team owner, is respected by colleagues and competitors alike.

The company has grown to it’s present level over a number of years and can offer a wide range of services, most with a motorsport and engineering bias. New to the company profile is Vision Graphics, an in-house vinyl graphics design and production facility, which offers a number of services including: livery design, corporate identity, brand consultancy, technical illustration, graphic design and vinyl graphic production

Composite Materials – USA

AXIS Power Racing
Along with the proven durability of the parts I make and have made (I have never had a part or component failure, even after the part was damaged in an accident), one of the most important things my customers have said is that I made and delivered on time and on budget as promised. A rarity in the motorsport business today. Today I still do all the work myself to insure quality control and I only use the best materials available, some of the which are the same materials used by some of the top aerospace and F1 teams.

I always look forward to making unique and one off parts that would be too costly to have made anywhere else. So if there is any project which requires light weight, durability, and a lower cost, please feel free to contact me via phone with your requirements. I have worked from CAD drawings, sketches, and phone conversation to produce working parts.

Lighter Faster
Carbon fibre sunroof plugs saves huge amounts of weight from the best place to lose it, up high! A typical electric sunroof can weight around 16kg believe it or not, these plugs weigh around 2kg, a hug saving, delete your electric sunroof with a lightweight panel with a sunroof plug from Lighter Faster

Monocoques

DJ Race Cars
DJ Racecars have developed a new monocoque carbon tub single seat racing car – the FIREHAWK. We have already received orders for the chassis – The first production car has now been completed. The first trials have been – shall we say “blistering”!!!

Adhesives

AMI Con
AMI-CON is a leading Frekote, Araldite, 3M, Loctite, Hysol, Redux, Permabond and adhesives distributor.

A complete supply solution of composite and structural engineering materials and accessories to the Aerospace, Motorsport and Industrial markets.

If you are manufacturing or repairing carbon or glass composite structure, potting a component, structurally bonding a substrate or sealing a joint AMI-CON is your specialist technical supplier for 3M, Loctite, Araldite, Hysol, Frekote, Redux, Permabond and many more quality brands.

Tools

Autoclaves Ltd
Autoclaves Limited manufactures new autoclaves and ovens. Refurbish existing autoclaves and ovens to the customers exact requirements or to defined budget.

Having recently supplied autoclaves and ovens to Universal Race Technology, RTN and Rycotewood College, we have a proven track record to supply your exact requirement without compromising quality with a high degree of value.

 

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