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, roll wrapping, compression molding, Bladder Inflation Molding (BIM), resin infusion (VARTM), and combinations thereof.
Whether starting from scratch on a new composite work cell or in need of a fresh set of eyes on a troublesome element of an existing manufacturing operation, our composite production engineering services are tailored to complement existing know-how and deliver enabling technical and logistical support:
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
Following successful Composite Product Development efforts CSS can generate critical composite product, process, and production documentation such as detailed Bill of Materials, Product Specifications, Process Specifications, Test Methods, and Standard Operating Procedures for new composite production line start-ups.
Reshoring Composite Production ...
Our experience manufacturing composite products both domestically and in composite factories 8000 miles (Overseas Composite Production) also makes CSS uniquely qualified to evaluate the challenges and benefits of 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 under roof.   Feasibility studies typically 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 a detailed manufactured unit cost analysis, estimated capital investment, staffing and training requirements, and a production transition plan ... an effective blueprint when the timing is right.
Please Contact Us to discuss your FRP composite program needs or learn more about CSS' Composites Production Support capabilities.