building composite presses and composite panels in 1982. The owner,
Dean Maples, became directly involved in honeycomb composites in
1967 with Zero Bonded Structures as their Lab Manager. Shortly thereafter,
Dean was promoted to Materials and Process Manager and was responsible
for all panel and autoclave processing. Now with over 35 years of
composite manufacturing experience in a variety of composite firms
including General Atomics and Pratt & Whitney, Dean has key
understanding of difficult process requirements for various thermosets
and thermoforms. SDM Technology has benefitted from this experience.
SDM presently processes a large variety of composite structures.
We built our first composite press in 1982 and have introduced the
LAMINATOR SERIES of presses in 1997. Our Laminator
Series presses have delivered the highest performing phenolic
faced honeycomb panels on the market. This equipment with its MAX
RAMP feature offers unequaled composite panel and laminate
balsa panel processing technology to eliminate voided areas in
aircraft floor boards.
the first 5' x 12' x 0.090 PPS carbon laminate for Boeing.
( C-Scan revealed the highest quality ever produced from a platen
General Electric phased array radar system panels
1982 supplied production presses to panel manufacturers and introduced
our LAMINATOR SERIES of composite presses in 1997.
the highest strength phenolic faced Nomex honeycomb panels. Climbing
Drum Peel Strength results typically of 15-18 Inch/Pounds per
Inch of width. (2 plys 7781)
dual loader LAMINATOR SERIES Press in early
2000. This flexible design allows 5 Ft. x 24 Ft. or longer
panels to be manufactured.
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