Advanced Composites

Applications for XTEK’s advanced composites

 

Space satellite & launch systems

 

XTEK can leverages unique technical advantages of its XTclave technology for space applications. The ultra high process pressure reduces plastic outgassing, which is often considered a limiting factor for lightweight composite use in space. Additionally, it also achieves a higher specific strength to weight ratio.

 

Carbon products

 

Using XTEK’s patented consolidation technology, XTEK can produce high fibre volume fraction composites for the ultimate performing parts.

Structural / Non-structural Ballistic Armour Plates and Joiners

 

The XTclave technology has been employed to produce panel joiners for vehicle protection certified to STANAG 4569. These plates are both lighter and thinner than current benchmarks and can be produced specific to platform geometry and shape requirements.

Lightweight Components

 

Integrated into XTEK’s Tac 2 .338/7.62 sniper rifle are a significant number of carbon fibre composite components to reduce weight and increase stiffness.

 

XTEK designed and produces these components in-house using the XTclave and other composite technologies to produce a lightweight, high performing sniper rifle for the Australian Defence and Police forces.

XTclave

 

XTEK’s patented technology provides ultra high pressure consolidation in combination with high temperature to form and consolidate the materials into the required part geometries.

 

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