Composites Manufacturing Support
"Bring composites manufacturing in-house or optimize/expand existing production lines"
CSS' Composites Manufacturing Support services help Clients transition from successful Composites Product Development efforts to full-scale in-house or overseas fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites production.
We offer composites production implementation and optimization services for hand and semi-automated layups processed by oven cure, compression molding, Bladder Inflation Molding (BIM) and resin infusion (VARTM) composite manufacturing operations.
Composites Manufacturing Support deliverables include essential production control documents such as Standard Operating Procedures, in-line and finished product Test Methods, Product Specifications and Quality Specifications to ensure manufacturing accuracy and repeatability.
Composites Manufacturing Support Services
New Production Lines
- Manpower Estimates
- Capital Investment Estimates
- Production Tooling Design
- Production Work Cell Layout
- Process Automation Assessment
- Test Method Development
- Process & Job Traveler Creation
Existing Production Lines
- Tooling Design Optimization
- Equipment Utilization Improvements
- Work Flow Improvements
- Process Automation
- Material Scrap Reduction
- Rejection Rates Reduction
- Warranty Problem Resolution
Reshoring Composites Production
CSS conducts in-house manufacturing feasibility studies to evaluate the viability of moving labor intensive high volume FRP composites production back to the States.
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 may include detailed manufactured unit cost analyses, estimated capital investment requirements, staffing and training needs, and production transition plans tailored to minimize disruptions.