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COMPOSIFLEX TO EXHIBIT AT SATELLITE 2013 SHOW IN MARCH

March 18 – 21, 2013 -  Washington D.C.

Join us and thousands of communications professionals in the satellite community to explore next generation products and technology on the Exhibit Floor and discuss tomorrow's solutions for today's challenges with experts, thought leaders and veterans from the field. Stop by and see us at booth 9103

MICHAEL CHESLEY APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF COMPOSIFLEX

Composiflex, Inc. is pleased to announce that Michael Chesley has been promoted to the position of President.  Michael joined Composiflex in 2006 and most recently served as Vice President and General Manager.
See Press Release

COMPOSIFLEX DEVELOPS PROCESSES TO MEET TIGHT TOLERANCE REQUIREMENTS OF Ka BAND CARBON FIBER DISH ANTENNAS.

Advanced composite processes allow Composiflex to manufacture lightweight solid and segmented parabolic dish antennas with tolerances suitable for Ka and other band satellite communication systems.

COMPOSIFLEX INTRODUCES RAPIFLEX PROGRAM TO PROVIDE ADVANCED COMPOSITE PROTOTYPES WITHIN SHORT LEAD TIMES.

With the new RAPIFLEX program, Composiflex is delivering carbon fiber, fiberglass, aramid, and other advanced composite prototypes with dramatically improved lead times. Composiflex has slashed the time to deliver many types of prototype components by 40% or more. Quick – turn prototypes enable customers to achieve production status sooner or permit more design iterations during product development.
RAPIFLEX  Prototypes Program Press Release

"Lightweight Composite Bomb Containment Device" White Paper

Lightweight Composite Bomb Containment Device

Composiflex Backgrounder Fact Sheet

Composiflex Backgrounder Fact Sheet

Composiflex Introduces Blast Containment Device

Composiflex Introduces Blast Containment Device

Composiflex Introduces New Level IIIA Shield

Composiflex Introduces New Level IIIA Shield

Composiflex Adds Two New Engineers

Composiflex is pleased to announce the addition of two new engineers to our staff.

Matt Trimble has a degree in both Plastics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing. His focus within the department will be on Ballistic applications. Matt “T” brings 15 years of experience in the engineering field.

Matt Stebick has also been added to the engineering staff. Matt “S” also has degrees in Plastics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering with 18 years in the field. Matt’s focus will be as a Facilities Engineer as well as focusing on our Industrial Spring division.

Both are graduates of Penn State.

Composiflex Purchases New Equipment / Upgrades Existing Equipment

A new 5-Axis Router has been acquired and installed. This machine is a DMS Gantry Style 5-Axis router with a 60"W x 120"L x 48"H machining envelope. It operates with a twelve station tool changer. The 5-Axis is utilized for machining foam, honeycomb, patterns, carbon, aluminum, and glass composites. The machine is fully programmable.

Composiflex’s existing TMP press has been retrofitted to increase processing capabilities. The press is 280 Ton 48" x 80" Five (5) opening press with heating and cooling capabilities. The TMP contains a shuttle for loading/unloading. Hot oil heated for excellent temperature uniformity to 450 deg. Fahrenheit.

Composiflex Purchases New Gerber Cutter

Composiflex has purchased and installed a New Gerber Cutter. This machine is an automated, computer-controlled cutting system that replaces hand-held cutters, templates, and patterns. The cutter uses computer data files to guide its knife. It can cut up to 2.5 cm (1 inch) of compressed fabric using reciprocating knife technology. A conveyorized cutting table efficiently transfers material from the spreading table to the cutter, and cut parts are moved to the bundling area. The Gerber cutter is ideal for small-lot orders. Sophisticated sensing techniques control cutting speed for maximum quality and throughput. This results in more efficient nesting. Consistently accurate cutting gives better material utilization and reduces the amount of re-cuts necessary.

First Phase of Building Expansion Approved

A 19,800 Square Foot building expansion has been approved. Ground work will begin this fall with completion expected in August, 2009. This is the first of two phases for expansion. The initial expansion will increase the facility from 34,000 to 53,800 square feet. Phase II is tentatively scheduled for 2011. Ground was broken on August 21st.

Composiflex to Pursue 2008 AS9100 Registration

Composiflex has started the process to become AS9100 Registered. Our schedule is on track for certification in November, 2008. We’ll keep you advised!!!

Press Release: FlexPLY® for Aerospace Applications

Press Release: FlexPLY® for Aerospace Applications

COMPOSIFLEX BECOMES AS9100 CERTIFIED

Composiflex has received AS9100 Certification. Our registration date was March 14, 2009 and the Certificate was issued on April 3, 2009.

NEW CNC PANEL SAW PURCHASED

SCM SIGMA 90 P PLUS 3200 REAR LOADING PANEL SAW was purchased in April.

The SCM "Sigma 90 P Plus" is a precision panel saw suitable for automatic rip and cross cut operations using an electronic pusher equipped with clamps.

COMPOSIFLEX TO PARTICIPATE AT THE PARIS AIR SHOW

Composiflex will have a booth at the Paris Air Show. The show is celebrating its 100th year. Composiflex will share the Pennsylvania Booth which will be located in Hall 4, Stand B104. Come visit us!!!

COMPOSIFLEX TO BEGIN ENERGY CONSERVATION PROJECT

Electric rate caps are expiring on December 31st, 2010. Composiflex is being proactive in energy conservation and will begin a project to change a large portion of the production area's equipment from electric use to gas. The project is scheduled to begin the last week of June and be completed the first week in July.