High Performance Composites strives to solve the toughest engineering challenges that advance the objectives for our customers the automotive, military, industrial, music, aerospace, and medical industries. From lightweight high-temp carbon fiber air ducting to compound bow limbs to pediatric crowns to composite props for autonomous flight; we design, engineer, and manufacture a wide array of composite products.
By constantly evolving and innovating, HPC is rapidly advancing into more markets where customers’ ideas can be brought to life with creative, rarely seen before, customized solutions.
Case: A military manufacture came to HPC for help developing a new innovation of strategic tac-tical equipment for elite forces. The new equipment needed to be extremely tough and light weight. The group already had the knowledge and expertise of working with advance thermoplastic com-posites, needed to build the parts; however, we lacked the equipment capacity to run such a large parts project. Excited about their clients new vision, a team was quickly assembled to develop a new and larger molding cell, capable of withstanding the significant molding stresses generated by such a larger part. Fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites are lighter, tougher, stiffer and more sustainable than traditional metal molds. Determined to innovate the design vision of their client, the team was able to tackle this massive production capability with great success. The results led to strong pat-ents for our client, significant new production capability for us, in addition to helping generate large projects for future customers, and the satisfaction of knowing that we are providing to make our troops safer and more comfortable in the field.
Case: With decades of motorsports fabrication experience, HPC also makes car bodies and components that aren't meant for the track. Crawford employs light weight carbon fiber technology to fabricate vehicle bodies for full motion simulators for training professional drivers. The simulator car bodies are lightweight, stiff and sustain significant inertial forces in operation. Made for the racing division of a major automotive manufacturer, the performance of carbon fiber structures makes the simulator system possible.