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March 2017

Dimitrije Milovich and Radius Engineering receive industry awards for their longtime contributions

(FORT WORTH, Texas, March 9, 2017) ? SME, a nonprofit organization that supports the manufacturing industry, along with its Composites Manufacturing Tech Group recognized an industry leader and a prominent composites manufacturing company with this year’s 2017 Composites Manufacturing Awards.

Feb 2016 -- GE Aviation, Batesville, MS, US

With a supply chain busy making commercial jet engines like the GE90, GEnx, LEAP and GE9X, GE Aviation has invested heavily in its composites capabilities in Batesville.

Feb 2016 -- 2015 Results for Sonaca: As Exceptional as 2014.

Moral is excellent at Sonaca, based in Gosselies, Belgium, specializing in aerospace structures, “the body of the aircraft" as described by Bernard Delvaux, CEO. Buoyed by the production ramp-up of commercial Airbus aircraft, the company is developing new production methods and expanding its global reach.

Related to composite materials, which is gaining favor in the aerospace industry, the Gosselies site is subject to an investment of 10 to 15 million euros. Besides the manual layup which, as its name suggests, requires a lot of manpower, new techniques are being incorporated, such as RTM (Resin Transfer Molding, injection of resin in a closed mold) and SQRTM (Same Qualified Resin Transfer Molding) for a better lay-up quality. These will insure the future of the site.

See the full article here.

Jan-Feb 2016 - Radius Featured in the January/Feburary 2016 SAMPE Journal

The SAMPE Journal for January/Feburary 2016 features Radius' SQRTM process used by Sonaca S.A. (Gosselies, Belgium) to produce high quality resin infused wing sections, nose, trailing edge and skin panels. The cover features photos of some of these parts.

Nov 2015 - Case Study: Reducing manufacturing cost via RTM

Airbus Bremen aims to replace dozens of prepreg components and assembly operations with a unitized multispar composite flap molded in a one-shot process.


See the whole article on compositesworld.com.


Journal of Composites Materials, Feb. 2015

Analysing process-induced deformation and stresses using a simulated manufacturing process for composite multispar flaps

Christian Brauner Faserinstitut Bremen e.V., Am Biologischen Garten 2, 28359 Bremen, Germany

Stefan Bauer Airbus, Bremen, Germany

Axel S Herrmann Faserinstitut Bremen e.V., Am Biologischen Garten 2, 28359 Bremen, Germany

Although composite materials have numerous advantages, some disadvantages, including high manufacturing costs, are relevant. In particular, if the material is applied to large structural components, such as the wings, flaps or fuselage of an airplane, efficient manufacturing processes are required to generate products that are both high quality and cost effective. Therefore, monolithic designs often become integral due to the lower overall part count and simplified designs (e.g. reducing the number of joints and fasteners significantly). For highly integrated monolithic structures, developing a robust manufacturing process to produce high quality structures is a major challenge. An integral structure must conform to the tolerance requirements because those requirements may change. Process-induced deformations may be an important risk factor for these types of structures in the context of the required tolerances, manufacturing costs and process time. Manufacturing process simulations are essential when predicting distortion and residual stresses. This study presents a simulation method for analysing process-induced deformations on the structure of a composite multispar flap. The warpage depends on the thermal expansion and shrinkage of the resin. In this study, a sequentially coupled thermo-mechanical analysis of the process will be used to analyse temperature distribution, curing evolution, distortion and residual stresses of 7.5?m long composite part.

Access the article at Journal of Composite Materials website .

Salt Lake Tribune's Article on Radius Engineering's Green Facility

Although his desk sits in the middle of a 15,400-square-foot manufacturing floor, Gary Aoki can spy peregrine falcons, bald eagles and red-tailed hawks through his binoculars.

Bird watching is one of many advantages of the engineer's work space at Radius Engineering.... read the full article


 
Utah’s Best Companies To Work For 2005
Radius Engineering

Radius Engineering has been selected as one of Utah’s Best Companies To Work For. Utah Department of Workforce Services in partnership with Utah Business Magazine has awarded ten companies the distinguished recognition for 2005.

The Best Companies to Work For Award recognizes and honors those companies that go above and beyond normal business operations to create a sustainable workplace culture that provides meaningful support to employees, their families and their communities.

Governor Huntsman will present the ten winning companies with the awards at the April 28 th banquet. The May issue of Utah Business Magazine will feature the Utah’s winning companies.

New LEED Certified Facility and Employee Friendly Location
Radius is proud of its new location and facility design specifically selected for the many future benefits to its customers, employees and community. The site provides easy commutability with close freeway access (coming soon). Most notable is the proximity to the Jordan River Parkway, its trail system and recreational opportunities. The building design and environment will provide a high level of employee comfort and productivity while maximizing the flexibility of the building for almost any office, engineering or research use.

The building design specifications incorporate the concepts of building efficiencies as specified in the qualifications for a silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council. This would qualify the facility as one of the first new, privately owned commercial LEED certified facilities in Utah. The design incorporates environmentally and community conscious choices. More importantly it includes design concepts with employee comfort and functionality in mind, from workspace placement, to greater utilization of natural lighting. As a ‘Green’ building it will emphasis personal, corporate and community well-being. “Green Design’ is defined as promoting well being for occupants, environment and community.

JEC 2003 Composites Awards

Radius' wing flap for regional jet wins first prize in 2003 JEC Air Transport category in Paris France.

Since 1998, the JEC Composite Awards reward the degree of excellence of the customer/supplier partnership and the companies who achieve an exceptional process, product or application innovation.

Click here for more Radius wing flap details.

 



Please see our Ad on page 39 in the January 2002 issue of High-Performance Composites magazine. In addition, the article which follows on page 40 gives some critical details on the performance of our 2100 Injector series.

AWARDS FOR COMPOSITES EXCELLENCE (ACE) COMPETITION AWARDS WINNERS

Radius is proud to be a part of Lockheed Martin's award-winning Composite Vertical Tail project. LM used the Radius 10000cc Injector as an intregal part of the development process. Congratulations Lockheed-Martin! For more information about Radius products, click on injectors.
 

Tribute To Brett Josie 1964-2004
For fifteen years a fixture—a constantly moving and high-energy fixture—Brett helped put Radius on the composites industry map. As he moved through his day and various projects, his focused gaze migrated from one issue to another, from one person to another, from one problem to another. He seemed to hold all issues and problems in his head, working on them sequentially and simultaneously. Read more here.
   
 
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