BENEFITS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Composite materials provide a certain freedom in researching new shapes, making it possible to model various types of parts while adapting special properties required by the industry. Composite materials are often an alternative to other more traditional materials because of their benefits.

As a matter of fact, increasing performance requirements and the rising cost of metals, is prompting design engineers to use thermoset composite technology as a replacement for existing materials.

Thermoset composite materials have many unique and exceptional properties. These composite material properties make thermosets an excellent choice for metals conversion, such as from cast steel and aluminum.

Composites can be used outdoors and in extreme environments, as they will not rust or corrode. And, because many components can be molded along with the part, and require no final finishing, thermoset molding compounds are often more economical from a total manufacturing standpoint

High Level of Design Flexibility

High Strength to Weight Ratio

Radar / RF Transparent
Durability

High Impact Strength

Meet Fire Resistance, Low Smoke and Toxicity Standards (FST)
High Dimension Stability

High Quality Finishing

Electrical Insulating Properties
Light Weight

Corrosion Resistance

Sound Dampening Properties

Given the wide range of options for products or component properties, types and formulations of polymers, types and orientation of fiber reinforcements and the various fabrication processes available, Soucy Composites and mechanical engineers can accurately establish the functional and performance requirements of the product prior to initiate design development and proceed through the design process followed by prototyping, testing and manufacturing.