12 August 2015

TenCate supplies compression molded parts to Bell 525 Relentless helicopter program

JEC Group 10 August 2015: TenCate Advanced Composites, a supplier of advanced composite materials for aerospace and industrial applications, has begun production of compression molded parts for the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter program.

Recently this program achieved its first flight. At the current time, there are approximately a dozen parts per aircraft in applications ranging from access doors to engine compartment walls.

Compression molded composite parts provide producer Bell Helicopter with high grade, lightweight and cost saving materials that allow fabrication of complex parts in one efficient molding cycle. The chopped carbon fiber parts build upon Bell Helicopter’s experience from several leading edge...read on.