Materials & Processes

The materials evaluation team has extensive experience with many different types of materials and has a thorough understanding of a wide variety of materials processes. Ensuring that a material is not only suitable for use in a demanding environment, but maintains reliability with minimal maintenance requires expertise across a wide range of disciplines. This is just as important whether developing and manufacturing a material or procuring one from an outside supplier.

Materials experience includes:

  • High temperature structural materials
  • Lightweight and composite materials and design
  • Plastics and rubbers
  • Fuels and lubricants
  • Paints, sealants and encapsulants
  • Smart structures

Materials process experience includes:

  • Welding, brazing and soldering
  • Casting and forging
  • Machining
  • Heat treatment
  • Electroplating
  • Stealth technology
  • Thermal barriers/ablatives
  • Corrosion and wear protection
  • Structural monitoring
  • Material compatibility
  • Explosives compatibility