2020 Exhibitors Guide



Company Company Profile Booth Number
Specialty Material, Inc.   Specialty Material, Inc. (SMI) is the manufacturer of Boron monofilament and prepreg, as well as SCS silicon carbide monofilament. Current major SMI customers include Israeli Aircraft Industries for F-15 tail sections, General Atomics for wing spar caps, and Harris for space applications. SMI’s SCS SiC fibers have outstanding high temperature mechanical properties which can provide toughness to ceramic matrix composites. In addition, it has been used commercially to increase the efficiency of the manufacture of solar cells used in photovoltaic modules. As a result, SMI is one of only two domestic suppliers of SiC fibers with a production capacity. Its premier SiC fiber, SCS Ultra has the highest creep rupture strength of any SiC fiber. Newer smaller diameter weavable versions (2 to 3 mils) of SCS Ultra have recently been developed and are currently being evaluated by turbine engine manufacturers.  100
Element Materials Technology A recognized leader in testing, inspection, and product certification for over 40 years, Element Cincinnati was established as an independent mechanical testing laboratory with expertise in metals, alloys, and ceramic matrix composites. Our state of the art 65,000 square foot facility and 250+ test machines enable us to provide high capacity service to customers across a unique range of industries, including aerospace, biomedical, industrial manufacturing, power generation, and transportation.  101
Materials Research & Design  Materials Research & Design (MR&D) is a small business that provides research and design services to the aerospace materials community. Typical programs at MR&D focus on the simultaneous design of material and structure to optimize component cost, weight, or structural performance. Additional areas of interest focus upon research into the behavior of composite materials and the development of micromechanical models to analyze and understand observed properties. The analytical approach employed by MR&D is based upon a practical understanding of engineering issues founded upon a strong background of theoretical mechanics. 102
Starfire Systems  Starfire Systems, Inc (SSI) is a specialty material company focused on Polymer Derived Ceramics (PDC) and its Polymer-to-Ceramic TM technology. SSI’s core business is synthesis of silicon-based pre-ceramic polymers and SOL-GEL derived oxide forming materials which are used in polymer matrix composites, oxide and non-oxide ceramic matrix composite (CMC) fabrication. SSI’s high temperature materials are useful in a variety of applications where durable, lightweight and high temperature complex shaped CMC’s are required.  Some examples of applications are high end frictional components, electronic components, thermal protection systems, as well as rocket and engine components.  As a key functional material and technology system supplier, SSI continues to support our manufacturing partners to innovate new materials and systems that meet the demands of a spectrum of technology driven customers and end markets.    103
Lancer Systems  Lancer Systems (Lancer) designs and produces a family of Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) components, CeraComp®, using the Polymer Infusion and Pyrolysis (PIP) process. Lancer’s expertise and focus in “non-exquisite” CMCs differentiates Lancer from our CMC competitors. We define “non-exquisite” CMCs to mean CMCs fabricated from low-cost fibers and pre-ceramic polymers not suitable for long-term use in high-temperature (> 600°C oxidizing environments) but that provide excellent value and reliability in short-term, high temperature applications as well as in moderately-high temperature (< 600°C) oxidizing-environment applications. Our SiOC-based CMC components are produced using Lancer-developed polymer compounds and all CMCs are machined using Lancer’s in-house grinding expertise and equipment. Lancer also provides Boron-Nitride (BN) coating of Nextel™ 312 ceramic-fiber products, having acquired the worldwide rights to this interface-coating technology.  104
University of Dayton Research Institute The University of Dayton Research Institute has helped customers succeed in reaching and development goals, solving technical challenges and transitioning technologies into applications. 105
Ultramet  Ultramet Extreme Environment Material Solutions: Ultramet develops and manufactures refractory metals, platinum group metals, and ceramics for extreme environments and high performance serving the defense, aerospace, medical and energy industries. Ultramet is an ISO 9001:2015-certified producer of flight-qualified components, comprised of engineers, scientists, and support personnel, production and R&D facilities particularly suited to the research, development and production of advanced materials including high temperature capability, corrosion- and erosion-resistant materials. Find your material solutions by visiting us at www.ultramet.com or, by calling (818) 899-0236 PST to speak to a member of our knowledgeable staff.   106
Composites Horizons, LLC  Composites Horizons, LLC, a PCC Company, is a leading supplier of high temperature composite structures and assemblies for aerospace, defense, medical and industrial applications. Supplying customers such as GE, Pratt & Whitney, and Rolls Royce we offer a range of products including both high temperature polymer matrix (BMI, polyimides) composites and oxide based CMC structures. Composites Horizons has a dedicated production facility for oxide CMCs and we are supporting the commercialization and growth of oxide CMCs via the development of low cost Ox-Ox CMC product forms.  107
Bullen Ultrasonics, Inc. Bullen uses non-conventional machining capabilities specifically tailored for ceramic matrix composites. Ultrasonic machining imparts no thermal or mechanical damage into the workpiece. Ultrasonic machining is often the most efficient method which can be employed to machine ceramic composites.  200
WSU NIAR  The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University provides research, testing, certification and training for aviation and manufacturing technologies. Established in 1985, NIAR has a $70 million annual budget; a staff of 550; and nearly one million square feet of laboratory and office space in four locations across the city of Wichita, the Air Capital of the World. NIAR laboratories include Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Coatings, Advanced Manufacturing, Aging Aircraft, Ballistics & Impact Dynamics, CAD/CAM, Composites & Advanced Materials, Computational Mechanics, Crash Dynamics, Environmental & Electromagnetic Test, Full-scale Structural Test, Nondestructive Test, Reverse Engineering, Robotics & Automation, Virtual Reality and the Walter H. Beech Wind Tunnel. www.niar.wichita.edu   201
Physical Sciences Inc.  Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) is a manufacturer of ceramic matrix composite components.  The company’s primary products are made of carbon fiber reinforced silicon carbide matrix materials (C/SiC) including refractory enhanced matrices for operation in extreme oxidizing environments.  PSI also offers silicon carbide reinforced silicon carbide matrix (SiC/SiC) composites.  In addition to its material products, PSI provides fabric coating and laser machining services to the composites industry. 202
Thermal Wave Imaging Inc. Thermal Wave Imaging is the leading provider of Thermographic NDT Equipment for aerospace and power generation applications. Established in 1993, TWI has played a pioneering role in making thermography a viable NDT and characterization method for polymer composites and advanced and novel aerospace materials (e.g. CMC, C-C, plasma and cold spray coatings). Our systems have been selected for numerous “first-of-kind” applications ranging from the Return to Flight inspection of the C-C leading edge of the NASA Space Shuttle to the first approved inspection of CMC nacelle components for commercial aircraft in 2017.  203
Extreme Environment Materials Solutions (d.b.a.EEMS), LLC  EEMS® is a technology company enabling extreme environment materials solutions through the supply of polymers, resins and related materials that enable manufactures to create products that are able to run hotter, last longer and are lighter than metal.  204
3M  Manufacturer of Nextel(TM) Ceramic Fibers and woven fabrics for use in multiple aerospace and CMC applications.   205
Plasma Processes  Founded in 1993 and located in Huntsville, AL – “The Rocket City” – Plasma Processes is an AS9100D:ISO 9001:2015 certified provider of high-performance materials, coatings and net-shape structures for extreme environments. Our solutions portfolio addresses thermal, oxidation, & radiation protection, emissivity, electrical isolation, wear & corrosion resistance, dimensional restoration and the manufacture of net-shape, flight-qualified hardware. We design, develop, manufacture and test materials for liquid & solid propulsion, hypersonic, spacecraft, satellite and munitions applications. Our experienced team of materials/chemical engineers and subject matter experts have significant experience maturing technologies from basic research through system qualification.  206
Free Form Fibers  Free Form Fibers (FFF) is the world’s only manufacturer of high purity, high performance inorganic fibers using a unique “laser printing” approach called Rapid Laser-assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition (R-LCVD).  A range of fiber materials such as silicon carbide, boron, boron carbide, tungsten carbide, and uranium-based nuclear fuels, as well as interphase coating compositions including boron nitride, carbon, and silicon carbide, have been fabricated by R-LCVD.  R-LCVD leverages the flexibility of additive manufacturing and the high purity of CVD-based materials in a production system that yields hundreds of simultaneous, continuous fibers.  Filaments are small diameter, homogeneous, without a dissimilar core, and can be hundreds of feet long. Diameters can be customized from 15 to 80 microns and modulated along the length.  If a CVD precursor exists for a desired composition, it is likely that FFF can produce the desired material in fiber form. The same can be said for fiber coatings. Fibers are available in tapes of parallel continuous filaments. 207
Textum Weaving, Inc.   Textum is an advanced textile engineering and manufacturing company. We have a niche in novel reinforcement technologies for high temperature composite materials. We combine our unique abilities and vast experience of working with very difficult handling fibers and weave them into multi-dimensional and multi-directional fabrics and preforms. We design all of our architectures in-house based on our customer’s end use requirements. These fabrics and preforms are then processed using a variety of CMC and Carbon-Carbon matrices.   300
 Cincinnati Testing Labs (CTL) Cincinnati Testing Labs specializes in the machining, conditioning & testing of Advanced Materials including Composite, CMC, PMC, MMC, Elastomers, Plastics Ceramics and Metallics. Testing is conducted to customer and standard specifications for all forms of mechanical properties testing including static, fatigue, fracture mechanics, & crack propagation. We can test in temperatures ranging from -320 Deg. F. up to 2800 Deg. F in controlled environments. Stop by our booth and speak to us about your testing needs.   301
Kyocera  International Inc.  Established in 1959, Kyocera’s track record in Fine Ceramics is unmatched. Expanding its reach into everyday products and fostering discoveries into uncharted territories, we utilize our extensive resources in research, development and production to select the optimal raw materials and manufacturing methods for each application. Breakthroughs and improvements in a wide range of industries, such as Aerospace, are facilitated by the unique qualities of Kyocera’s Fine Ceramics.  302
ATA Engineering, Inc.  ATA Engineering, Inc. (ATA) is an employee-owned small business that provides high-value aerospace engineering (AE) and mechanical engineering (ME) services in the areas of product design, analysis, and test. ATA’s capabilities address all of the major AE and ME disciplines, including structural mechanics and dynamics, kinematics, acoustics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, controls, mechatronics, aerodynamics, and multidisciplinary analysis and optimization. ATA has more than forty years of experience working on a wide range of products in the aerospace and defense, military and commercial vehicle, and consumer-product industries.  

In addition to standard engineering services, ATA often develops specialty capabilities, capabilities aimed at the unique problems of a particular industry or focused on solving a particularly difficult problem.  These capabilities often fall into the category of multi-physics solutions; examples are fluid-structure interaction or material ablation during hypersonic flight. Another example of a specialty capability is the development of a number of novel methods for composite structure design and analysis. These novel methods include advanced stochastic methods and progressive failure models to accurately predict laminate properties from limited coupon test data, resulting in significantly reduced validation testing costs for new material systems. These novel methods for analyzing composites materials, and new materials in general, are incorporated into an ABAQUS-connected software tool called COMPAS. 

Textile Products Inc.   Textile Products, Inc. develops and manufactures high performance textile structures for composite applications. Reinforcements include ceramic, carbon, quartz and aramid yarns.  401
TevTech, LLC  TevTech, LLC manufactures custom vacuum furnaces for Chemical Vapor Infiltration CVI and Chemical Vapor Deposition CVD  402
Fiber Materials Inc. FMI is a leading solutions provider of high temperature composites, from concept to full scale production, FMI employs a partnership approach with their customers to provide Carbon/Carbon (C/C) and Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) components. FMI’s materials have been relied upon in thermal protection systems and propulsion applications in missiles and space launch systems for their proven track record of performance and innovation. FMI’s materials are increasingly being relied upon in hypersonic applications and the company is focused on continuing to deliver new innovations and utilizing their application wisdom to support the success of their customers. 403 




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