Composite Production Support Services
"Develop in-house composite manufacturing capability, improve production efficiency, or mitigate costly product returns."
CSS' Composite Production Support Services benefit fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite production lines utilizing composite manufacturing methods such as hand and semi-automated layup, vacuum bagging, compression molding, Bladder Inflation Molding (BIM), resin infusion (VARTM), and combinations thereof.
Each FRP composite manufacturing and production support effort complements existing know-how and delivers enabling technical support for new or existing production lines:
New Production Lines
- Production Tooling Design
- Production Work Cell Layout
- Standard Operating Procedures
- Manpower Estimates
- Product Specification(s)
- Test Methods & Quality Specifications
- Process & Job Travelers
Existing Production Lines
- Tooling Design Optimization
- Equipment Utilization Improvements
- Work Flow Improvements
- Idle Time Reduction
- Process Automation
- Material Scrap Reduction
- Rejection Rates Reduction
- Warranty Problem Resolution
CSS helps Clients transition from successful Composite Product Development efforts to smooth production line start-ups by generating critical composite product, process, and production documentation such as detailed Bill of Materials, Product Specifications, Manufacturing Process Specifications, Test Methods, and Standard Operating Procedures.
Reshoring Composite Production ...
Our experience manufacturing composite products in the USA as well as in composite factories 8000 miles away (Overseas Composite Production) makes CSS uniquely positioned to evaluate and address the technical challenges associated with reshoring or bringing composite production back to the States.
In-house manufacturing feasibility studies are conducted to determine the viability of a operating an efficient high-volume production line stateside.   Feasibility studies consider tooling and equipment needs, manual and automated manufacturing operations, scrap rates and rework, work cell design, production flow, floor space requirements, worker health and safety, and other Client specified requirements.
CSS' Reshoring study deliverables typically include detailed manufactured unit cost analyses, estimated capital investment requirements, staffing and training needs, and a production transition plan ... an effective reshoring blueprint for when the timing is right.
Please Contact Us to discuss your FRP composite program needs or learn more about CSS' Composites Production Support capabilities.