Composite Production Support
"Expand in-house manufacturing capability, improve existing production efficiency, or reduce costly warranty returns."
CSS' Composite Production Support services help Clients transition from successful Composite Product Development efforts to full-scale fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites production. Our services benefit hand and semi-automated layup, vacuum bagging, compression molding, Bladder Inflation Molding (BIM) and resin infusion (VARTM) composites manufacturing methods.
Production Support is available for new and existing product lines. Most efforts start with the generation of essential FRP composite production control documents such as Bill of Materials, Product Specifications, Product Test Methods, Quality Specifications, and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure production accuracy and repeatability.
Other Composite Production Support services include:
New Production Lines
- Production Tooling Design
- Production Work Cell Layout
- Process Automation Assessment
- Test Method Development
- Process & Job Traveler Creation
- Manpower Estimates
- Capital Investment Estimates
Existing Production Lines
- Tooling Design Optimization
- Equipment Utilization Improvements
- Work Flow Improvements
- Process Automation
- Material Scrap Reduction
- Rejection Rates Reduction
- Warranty Problem Resolution
Reshoring FRP Composites Production
CSS can also conduct 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.
Detailed manufactured unit cost analyses, estimated capital investment requirements, staffing and training needs, and a production transition plan are typical CSS' Reshoring study deliverables.