Capabilities

Integrated Composite and Metal Manufacturing Capabilities

Expertise across a wide-range of processes and materials

Intellectual Property & Know-How

Composite Manufacturing and Metal Machining

Design IP

  • Composite laminate construction
  • Material formulations
  • Material placement
  • Material manipulation
  • Integration of dissimilar materials
  • Impact of pre- and post-processing

Tooling / Capital Equipment

  • Tool design
  • Tool development
  • Tool utilization
  • Equipment selection

Process / Manufacturing

  • Process parameters
  • Hand lay-up techniques
  • Automated tape wrapping
  • Autoclave and hydroclave processing
  • Specialized, automated processing
  • Sequencing and manufacture of dissimilar materials
  • Impact of pre- and post-processing

Ability to Provide Assemblies and Value-Added Technology

  • Hybrid metal-composite curing and machining
    • Missile fuselage sections
    • Control fins
  • Bonded and fastened assemblies
    • Complete nozzle assemblies
    • Installation of attachment points
    • Seatback and seat pan upper assemblies
  • Mounting point installation
  • Diaphragm installation
    • Complete assembly of mechanical products
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    Hybrid Metal-Composite
    Missile Fuselage Section
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    Fully Assembled
    First Class Tray Table
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    Static Nozzle Assemblies

Reinhold’s Proprietary Value-Add

Reinhold develops optimized composite processes for each product
  • Lay-up technique and material manipulation
  • Cure time and temperature
  • Material selection, orientation and placement
Successful and timely results require a skilled and experienced labor force

Tooling

Cabin Interiors

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Defense and Space

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Implication
  • Composite tooling approach
  • Tool / machine interface

Material Selection and Placement

Cabin Interiors
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Implication
  • Pattern geometries, orientations and setups
  • Tape wrap geometries
  • Fiber / resin systems
  • Bond sequencing

Curing

Cabin Interiors

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Defense and Space

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Implication
  • Introduction of heat and pressure
  • Cycle times, gradients, etc.

Key Capital Equipment – Wrapping, Lay-up, CNC, and Bonding


Key Capital Equipment – Curing

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    2 ea. – largest 11’ x 15’
    1000 PSI / 350 deg F
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    60 ea – 100 ton to 2,000 ton / 6’ x 8’ x 10’
    200 Deg F to 700 Deg F
  • reinhold-curing-autoclaves Autoclaves
    4ea – largest 8’ x 20’
    250 PSI / 350 deg F
  • reinhold-curing-ovens Ovens
    12ea – largest 6’ x 6’ x 10’
    500 deg F

Engineering and Quality

Reinhold’s R&D team is an unique competitive differentiator and advantage relative to its peers

 

  • Dedicated R&D team composed of experienced design and materials engineers
  • Specifies Reinhold state-of-the-art tooling and provides advanced designs and production approaches
    • Optimize cost, performance and quality across the range of products
  • Capable of supporting software programs used by customers including:
    • CATIA v5
    • SolidWorks
    • AutoCAD
    • Pro-Engineer
  • Quality
    • AS9100 Rev. C / ISO9001 registered
    • Fully-staffed quality engineering, inspection and testing
  • Inspection
    • Two CMMs
    • Ferromar 3D measuring arm
    • Full stable of precision measuring equipment

Testing Capabilities

  • Mechanical testing
    • Tensile / compressive / shear / flex / modulus with elevated and sub temperature testing with multiple test frames
    • Full-scale static load with multiple test frames
    • Full-scale cyclic load with multiple test frames
    • Pressure testing – hydro and air
    • Leak testing
  • Physical testing
    • Acid digestion / burn off for fiber volume, void content, resin content, etc.
    • Vertical burn test
    • Hardness
    • Density / specific gravity
    • Flow / gel / drape / tack
  • Non-destructive testing
    • X-ray 160 and 320 KEV
12827 Imperial Hwy
Santa Fe Springs
CA
90670
United States
562-944-3281