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12th September 2019, Devon

Rockwood’s capabilities at Advanced Engineering Show 2019

HAECO’s Eclipse seats. © HAECO Cabin Solutions/ Rockwood Composites

HAECO’s Eclipse seats. © HAECO Cabin Solutions/ Rockwood Composites

Rockwood Composites, an expert in the design and manufacture of composites components using compression and bladder moulding, will be showcasing their capabilities at Advanced Engineering Show 2019, in Birmingham, next month.

“We are looking forward to exhibiting at the show. We have partnered with some brilliant companies this year and produced some exciting work,” said Mark Crouchen, Managing Director, exhibiting for the ninth time.

“We always look forward to the Advanced Engineering Show and can’t wait to talk to potential clients and catch up with existing ones too. If you have a complex technical challenge that you think our expertise in compression and bladder moulding could help you with, come and have a chat.”

The Devon based company designs and produces composite components for a wide range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, defence, nuclear and medical. This year, Rockwood Composites has partnered with HAECO Cabin Solutions to manufacture tooling for HAECO’s Eclipse seat shells.

Eclipse is a new line of premium products, which will redefine short haul business class and long-haul premium economy with a patented staggered seating arrangement. This arrangement provides a similarly luxurious experience to that found on long haul business class flights, while also improving the airline’s route economics, the company reports.

“The big value Rockwood brings is their high degree of innovation and capability when it comes to composites.  We were looking for a way to optimize these structures for weight, strength, and manufacturability.  We were aware of their capabilities based on their past success with projects like this,” explained Jose Pevida, HAECO Cabin Solutions Senior Vice President of Engineering and Product Development.

“We are delighted to be cooperating with Rockwood.  They have shown the aptitude to carefully evaluate our product needs and give us various alternatives in order to arrive at the best choice.  They are very detail oriented and don’t try to sell us the first thing that comes to mind – they don’t stop until we have mutually arrived at the best solution.”

Rockwood’s role is facilitating the design for manufacture of the surround seating system and undertaking tool design and manufacture. The UK-based composites specialist is producing the seat surround.

www.rockwoodcomposites.com

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