High-Performance Composites

MAR 2013

High-Performance Composites is read by qualified composites industry professionals in the fields of continuous carbon fiber and other high-performance composites as well as the associated end-markets of aerospace, military, and automotive.

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(Continued from p. 17) CAD Cut specializes in providing composite ply kits to the aerospace, aviation, defense and industrial markets. The company also manufactures multilayer insulation blankets for cryogenic applications in medical devices and produces process aids used in conjunction with wind-tunnel testing devices. Web Industries is a privately held, 100 percent employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) company. Its mission is to provide commercial-scale outsource converting, manufacturing and development services to a wide array of customers in the aerospace composites, consumer products, medical and wire/ cable markets. The acquisition is expected to exploit synergies between the two companies, especially in the aerospace sector, where Web Industries has provided precision composite slit tape for automated manufacturing and CAD Cut has supplied precut and kitted material for hand layup of advanced composite parts. With the addition of CAD Cut's ply cutting and kitting capabilities to Web Industries' proprietary composite slitting, spooling, chopping and winding technologies, the combined company expects to be able to offer a full range of advanced composite formatting solutions. "Web Industries is thrilled to add CAD Cut's ply cutting and kitting services to our own PrecisionSlit converting technologies in order to offer the composites, medical, and industrial fabrics markets an even more comprehensive suite of material formatting services and solutions," says Donald Romine, president and CEO of Web Industries. "We were attracted to CAD Cut because they're the best at what they do, and what they do is a natural extension of what we're best at doing." Commenting on the acquisition, CAD Cut's president, Ward Osgood, says, "I'm extremely pleased by the advantages brought to our customers and employees through the combination of these two organizations. The financial and operational strength that Web brings, coupled with their deep expertise in CAD Cut's markets, will provide substantial benefits to our customers through expanded and improved services." Oxidation technology so hot, it's untouchable. Harper International's Oxidation Ovens are the most advanced on the market for carbon fiber conversion. Faster oxidation Improved velocity uniformity and range Assurance of temperature uniformity at a variety of flow rates Optimal control of the reaction It's just the latest way to spark the future, from the world leader in thermal processing for carbon fiber. carbonfiberovens.com march 2013 | 17

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