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    Kiowa 4 Helicopter Universal Weapons Pylon (UWP)

    Kiowa 4 Helicopter Universal Weapons Pylon (UWP)
    • SDC manufactured composite Universal Weapons Pylons (UWP) for the Kiowa 4 Helicopter
    • Utilizes their Bladder Casting manufacturing process to fabricate the composite structures with highly complex internally trapped tooling features
    • Benefits of the UWP Bladder Casting Processes
      • Reusable tooling provides lower cost and shorter schedule times
      • Part quality is very consistent/scrap rate is low
      • No risk of "unwashable" remnants internal to the part
      • Out-of-autoclave process
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      Composite Universal Weapons Pylon (UWP) for the Kiowa 4 helicopter  fabricated by SDC using Bladder Casting manufacturing technology
      Composite Universal Weapons Pylon (UWP) for the Kiowa 4 helicopter fabricated by SDC using Bladder Casting manufacturing technology