Equipment and Facilities

 

EireComposites provides a wide range of design, manufacture and test services in our 6000m2 facility.

Our extensive experience combined with our state-of-the-art facilities and advanced design capabilities make us a one stop shop for composites process and product development. We have experience in both thermoset and thermoplastic parts, and we have parts flying on commercial aircraft for over a decade. We have also developed our own patented composite manufacturing technologies which take advantage of the quick cycle times possible with thermoplastic composites. 

Autoclaves

  • 2.5m diameter x 6m long autoclave, 7 bar pressure, 200°C

  • 1.5m diameter x 3.0m long autoclave, 10 bar pressure, 400°C

  • 0.6 metre diameter x 1.2 metre experimental autoclave, 20 bar pressure, 450°C

Press Forming

  • 100 tonne double-daylight press, platen sizes 1.5 metre x 0.5 metre, 450°C

  • 80 tonne single-daylight press, platen sizes 1.0 metre x 1.0 metre, 200°C

Inspection

  • 1m² Midas NDT Ultrasonic C-scan

  • Optical microscope for inspection

Layup

  • 2 aerospace accredited cleanrooms

  • Zund Plycutter

Research and development 

  • Infrared rapid heating system for press-forming of thermoplastic composites

  • 0.6 metre diameter x 1.2 metre experimental autoclave, 20 bar pressure, 450°C

Manufacturing equipment designed and developed in house

  • Integrally heated and cooled MECH tooling for thermoplastic composite manufacture

  • Powder epoxy prepreg manufacturing line

  • Internally pressurised tooling

  • Induction welder capable of welding thermoplastic composites

RTM

  • RTM machines – single and multi-part systems, pressure-pot system, up to 120°C

Ovens

  • Calibrated aerospace oven, 2m x 2m x 2m, 200°C

  • Calibrated production oven, 16m x 4m x 3m, 200°C

Mold manufacutre

Other

  • Refrigerated store – calibrated to aerospace standards

  • Paint booth – calibrated to aerospace standards

  • Grit blasting unit – calibrated to aerospace standards

Software

  • Nastran

  • Patran

  • Comsol Multiphysics

  • Minitab

  • Solidworks

  • Catia

  • Hypermill

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