Rockwood delivers 2,500th part to Roxel
Posted on 03 Dec 2019 and read 737 times
Devon-based Rockwood Composites — a manufacturer of composite components using both compression and bladder moulding techniques — has delivered its 2,500th part to Roxel, a European manufacturer of ‘tactical propulsion systems’.
This marks the half-way point of a contract that ends in May 2021; the company will continue to provide components including covers and screens for air-to-air and air-to-ground missile systems at a rate of around 120 per month.
The parts are made from a high-temperature glass-epoxy pre-preg, and the complex features and overall thickness need to be tightly controlled. All parts are fully CNC machined and supplied paint-ready on a just-in-time basis.
Mark Crouchen, Rockwood Composites managing director (www.rockwoodcomposites.com
), said: “As specialists in compression and bladder moulding, we have taken component manufacture to the next level.
“These processes allow an extraordinary variety of parts to be made with levels of complexity that other methods would find hard to match.
“The partnership with Roxel has enabled us to apply this technology consistently over a number of years.”