Marshall Advanced Composites has manufactured lightweight composites for a number of uses.
These include high temperature ducting (working up to 200 degrees Celsius), precision machined missile bodies and helmet shells.
Example capability - Lightweight helmet shells
We manufacture lightweight carbon fibre helmet shells for pilots and crew of fast jet and rotary wing aircraft. The materials we use make the helmets extremely strong – proven for pilot survivability during 700mph ejection tests.
Helmet shells have been produced for various aircraft including Eurofighter, JAS39 Gripen, AH1Z Huey and Tiger.
Benefits of using our composites
Beyond the safety aspects of composite helmet shells, composites offer a number of other advantages that are applicable to a wide range of aerospace and defence applications:
- Lightweight –reducing the load to the pilot’s neck during high g-force manoeuvres. This helps the pilot operate more effectively over longer periods
- Structural integrity – carbon fibre provides a rigid and stable platform on which essential equipment and technology can be mounted
- Manufacturing tolerance – the nature of the material also means that manufacturing is very precise – ensuring a faultless interface with any electronics
Design and manufacture
Our experienced design, engineering and technical staff use proven techniques to develop and produce new structures rapidly and cost effectively.
Marshall Advanced Composites manufacture helmets shells mainly from carbon fibre but other materials – such as Glass, Dyneema (HDPE) and Kevlar (Aramid) can be incorporated to meet specific needs.
For a general or specific discussion about any application for lightweight composites, call us on 01751 432474 or email Colin.firstname.lastname@example.org