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Aerospace Components

This pilots helmet which has been designed to incorporate a heads up display has been created using a dual compression and bladder moulding process. This enables the helmet to have a complex internal structure as well as reducing the number of bond lines needed and as a result shortens the production time. Rockwood works hand in hand with our clients to create production processes that not only produce exceptional quality parts but that are also as efficient as possible.

Here we have a selection of deployment and launch tubes that are used aboard aircraft. 

The launch tubes shown to the right feature a host of technologies. In addition to the stringent specifications of weight and durability that one would expect from a part on an aircraft, they also incorporate RF shielding among other features. To the left you can see a tube has been electro plated in copper a few microns thick which provides the shielding of radio frequencies that we frequently provide in our aerospace parts.

These are mounting structures designed to hold ordinance under the wings of a fighter aircraft. For the breathtaking requirements that these parts are designed to endure, they feature a near solid, voidless carbon fibre construction with a highly refined layup that enables us to deliver to the highest of quality standards.

Above you will see the fins that make up the towed decoy countermeasures found in the wingtips of the Typhoon. These fins stabilise the countermeasure with is towed on a wire by the aircraft after release where it is designed to attract incoming missiles that are targeting the jet. They are constructed from glass fibre pre preg which is then coated specially for their role and environment. 

This larger composite component, created through bladder moulding is a single piece structure with a hollow internal structure. It has been outfitted with its mounting fixtures and has been coated awaiting final inspection and shipping.

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These carbon fibre components are designed to house and accommodate the cooling system for an as yet unreleased vertical take of and landing (VTOL) autonomous passenger transport. This vehicle will energise the aerial taxi market so we are proud to be involved in such an exiting project at the cutting edge of whats possible.

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