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    Composite Structures
    • Filament winding utilizes the orthotropic properties of composite materials to produce a high quality, low cost product
    • SDC utilizes myriad composite systems to optimize structural performance
    • Manufacturing methods include dry, wet, and tow-preg winding, utilizing traditional filament winding equipment as well as SDC's proprietary automated winding machine
    • SDC has all the equipment in-house for production of filament wound propulsion components
      • McClean Anderson Filament Winders
        • 30" diameter and 12' length parts
        • 60" diameter by 35' length parts
      • 'Production-ready' modular winding machine accommodates automated hoop winding of myriad diameter toroidal tanks (6"-28")
    • Winding machines control critical process parameters for a highly reliable and repeatable manufacturing process
    • Capacity 1000+ parts per year
    • Sophisticated pattern simulation develops stable machine paths while optimizing winding time
      • SDC performs pathfinder winding following internal process specification for filament wound parts to ensure pattern closeout and path stability
    • Benefits of Filament Winding
      • Orthotropic materials optimize structural performance
      • Controlled processes ensure repeatable part quality
      • Automation reduces part cost
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      Complex Pattern Simulation
      Complex Pattern Simulation
      Example of Path Finder Winding
      Example of Path Finder Winding
      12' Filament Winder
      12' Filament Winder
      35' Filament Winder
      35' Filament Winder