Optimum quality is essential for critical carbonizing, graphitizing, CVI, and other intermediate steps in the manufacture of aircraft brakes. SECO/WARWICK offers the latest technology for aircraft brake manufacturing with a full range of equipment to meet processing and customer material handling requirements.
The carbon fiber market is poised for expansion through 2018 in the United States as more applications are being developed for the aerospace, aircraft, automotive and energy markets due the materials high strength and lightweight properties. “SECO/WARWICK has been supplying equipment for CVI, graphitizing, carbonizing, and other process steps in the manufacture of aircraft brake materials for over 30 years,” commented Jonathan Markley, Managing Director, SECO/WARWICK, USA. “The application demands repeatable results year after year and our customers continue to rely on us to provide them robust equipment which is up to the challenge,” Markley added.
SECO/WARWICK has the full range of thermal processing equipment for the manufacture of aircraft braking systems. Due to the continuous investments in the development of new technologies and in quality manufacturing, SECO/WARWICK consistently exceeds aerospace requirements, assuring the longevity and safety of the equipment supplied.
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Carbon fiber-reinforced carbon defined according to Advanced Science News –Carbon fiber-reinforced carbon (C/C) is a composite material consisting of carbon fiber reinforcement in a matrix of graphite. The material is dedicated to very high-performance and high- cost applications, mainly in the domain of aerospace technology. C/C composites are most widely known as the material for the nose cone and wing leading edges of the Space Shuttle. Furthermore, they are used as plasma-facing components in Tokamak reactors (fusion technology). As carbon-carbon brake discs and pads they are a standard component of Formula One and aircraft brake systems. C/C is well-suited to structural applications at high temperatures, or where thermal shock resistance or a low coefficient of thermal expansion is needed.
 Global Carbon Fiber Composites Supply Chain Competitiveness Analysis, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy16osti/66071.pdf