01/19/2021 (Dayton – OH) Dayton-based Spintech Holdings, Inc. announces the opening of a new composites manufacturing business division named Hawthorn Composites. This new division extends Spintech Holdings’ composite capabilities beyond the existing Smart Tooling division that provides formable & reusable composite tooling solutions for complex geometry composites.
Hawthorn Composites specializes in manufacturing complex geometry composite parts using novel dry fiber preforming and resin infusion techniques. When appropriate, additional value can be realized through the use of Smart Tooling solutions. This combination of technologies significantly lowers labor and material costs, while maintaining structural integrity and usually weight neutrality when compared to conventional pre-preg and autoclave cured components.
“A key to success for Hawthorn is the current shift in the Aerospace & Defense composite’s market. Paraphrasing what Jeff Sloan said in a CompositesWorld editorial, the past decade was the decade of innovation in the composites industry and the next decade will be focused on achieving higher efficiency and lower cost by changing how composite parts are made. Hawthorn Composites is positioned to be a composite parts market leader for the next decade.”
- Craig Jennings, CEO of Spintech Holdings, Inc.
Leveraging partnerships with Cincinnati-based A&P Technology for their optimized carbon fiber braided solutions including preforms, fabrics and sleevings , and the University of Dayton Research Institute’s (UDRI) experience in creating carbon fiber preforms using technical embroidery and tailored fiber placement, extends Hawthorn Composites abilities to engineer and deliver complex geometry composite solutions.
“We are excited to have collaborative relationships with industry leading technology partners A&P Technology and UDRI. Through the use of their automated dry-fiber preforming technologies combined with Hawthorn Composites’ resin infusion expertise, we can offer attractive pricing on complex structural composites for the aerospace, automotive, and recreational industries.
- Tom Margraf, President of Spintech Holdings, Inc.
Hawthorn Composites combines liquid infusion expertise, dry carbon fiber placement and overbraiding, and novel manufacturing methods to deliver superior composites at price points significantly lower than can be obtained using traditional manufacturing methods.
A&P Technology is a world-leading producer of braided fabrics, preforms and sleevings offering customized composite solutions to reduce costs and increase performance.
University of Dayton Research Institute is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry, and nonprofit customers.
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