Advanced composites manufacturing arrives in Australia's eastern seaboard


Advanced carbon fiber composite manufacturer Quickstep Technologies (Sydney, Australia) has opened its new manufacturing facility at Sydney's Bankstown Airport. The facility will supply components to aerospace companies Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin.

Opened June 22 by NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell and Gary Ervin, President of Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems Division, the facility houses high‐tech equipment to manufacture carbon fiber components that are typically half the weight of a comparably strong steel part. "This facility represents a quantum leap in Australian advanced composites manufacturing, strengthening our ability to deliver product and technologies to global industries that increasingly source competitively around the world. We are grateful to the NSW government that substantially participated in the funding of this development," said Philippe Odouard, Managing Director of Quickstep....
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