Processes

Proven Strengths in Product Excellence, Process Innovation, Speed to Market, and Superior Customer Service

Process Capabilities

National Composites has been supplying composite solutions for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) in a wide range of markets.

Our process involves innovative and cost-effective fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) solutions to manufacture durable and reliable products. National Composites offers process capability in the following areas:

  • Moderate to High Production Rates (1,000 – 40,000 parts/yr)
  • Fast Cycle Times – Fewer Molds
  • Consistent Dimensional Control
  • Tolerances within +/- 0.500 mm
  • Large Structurally Reinforce Parts
  • Two Sided Finish
  • Minimum Radius – 6mm (.236 in)
  • Minimum Draft – 3 degrees
  • Minimum Thickness – 3 mm (.118 in)
  • Maximum Thickness – Varies with use of foam/balsa cores
  • Typical Reinforcement Loading – 30 – 40%
  • Density – 1.30 g/cc
  • Complex Components
  • Varied Part Size – Very Small to Very Large
  • Multi-piece Tooling
  • Low Cost Prototypes
  • Low Tooling Costs
  • Allows for Die locks & Reverses
  • Ideal for Low Volume Parts (less than 1,000 per year)
  • Minimum Radius – 6mm (.236 in)
  • Minimum Draft – 2 degrees
  • Minimum Thickness – 3 mm (.118 in)
  • Maximum Thickness – Unlimited
  • Typical Reinforcement Loading – 33%
  • Density – 1578 lg/m3 (.057 lb/in3)
  • Moderate to High Production Rates (1,000 – 40,000 parts/yr)
  • Consistent Dimensional Control
  • Tolerances within +/- 0.500 mm
  • Large Structurally Reinforce Parts
  • Two Sided Finish
  • Minimum Radius – 6mm (.236 in)
  • Minimum Draft – 3 degrees
  • Minimum Thickness – 3 mm (.118 in)
  • Maximum Thickness – Varies with use of foam/balsa cores
  • Typical Reinforcement Loading – 30 – 35%
  • Density – 1.30 g/cc
  • Moderate Production Rates (100 – 7,000 parts per year)
  • Consistent Dimensional Tolerance
  • Consistent Glass/resin ratio
  • Higher Strength Parts
  • Inexpensive Parts
  • Two Sided Finish
  • Minimum Radius – 6mm (.236 in)
  • Minimum Draft – 2 degrees
  • Minimum Thickness – 3 mm (.118 in)
  • Maximum Thickness – 12.7 mm (.500 in)
  • Typical Reinforcement Loading – 30 – 40%
  • Density – 1578 kg/m3

Value Added Services

  • Installation of Ancillary Equipment
  • Peripheral Components
  • Wire Harness
  • Instrument Panels
  • Gaskets & Insulation
  • Glass
  • Precision indexing of Hardware
  • Design, Procurement, and Installation of Secondary Components
  • Individual Packaging
  • Pre-assembled Product Configurations
  • Hinges, Brackets, Gaskets, Grills, Circuit Boards, Wire Harnesses, Instrument Panels, Lighting & more
  • Assistance from design, to development, through product launch
  • New Product Introduction
  • PPAP Flow Charts, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FEMA)
  • In-house Mold Fabrication
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Pro/Engineer, AutoCAD, and SolidWorks design capability
  • Full design capabilities
  • Material Sourcing
  • Manufacturing Process Selection
  • Identifying Cost Reduction Opportunities
  • Multi Part Consolidation
  • Secondary Hardware Design & Specification

“I am glad I chose National Composites for designing and developing kids play area accessories for our molding division. I am greatly impressed by their quality and timely delivery.”

- Robert Dunhill, Modern Toys Inc.

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