SDC Delivers Composite Gimbal Structure
San Diego, CA, September 4, 2014 - San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) delivered a Composite Gimbal Structure for an Optical Design Customer. The Composite Gimbal Structure is one of three unique parts SDC produced for this Stable Structure platform. SDC designed and manufactured a multi-piece tool to achieve the trapped geometry features of the Composite Gimbal Structure. SDC then utilized their all digital composites manufacturing process, known as HD Composites, to produce the high quality hardware. SDC's HD Composites processing utilizes state-of-the-are computer aided design software for digital ply pattern generation, automated CNC ply cutting, digital laser projection for precise ply placement, automated CNC machining, and digital laser final inspection for quality assurance. SDC's HD Composites process eliminates human handoffs and opportunities for error to significantly reduce production time and lower scrap rate for the highest quality and lowest cost composite hardware. For more information on Space and Stable Structures products, please contact Ken Mercer at (858) 751-0450.
Composite Gimbal Structure Manufactured at SDC
Manufacturing Composite Gimbal Structure (Lay Up and Machining)