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Weaving / Coating

SMC maintains Dornier looms and associated equipment for weaving Aramid fabrics.  Weaving is generally for internal consumption and low quantity orders.  SMC also has the capability to scour, water repellant treat and coat aramid fabric with PVB/Phenolic resin.

  • Benniger Sectional Warper, 200 end creel
  • Five Dornier Looms
  • Vald Henrikson Scouring Jig
  • Marshall & Williams Horizontal Treater
  • Menzel Roto Gravure Coater

Prepreg Cutting

SMC has the equipment to economically cut prepregs either into flat panel configurations or shaped patterns.  

  • Two Lectra Vector 2500 Vertical Knife Cutter
  • Two Slitter Sheeter, 85” Width


SMC can mold either flat panels or contoured shapes up to 60” x 120” x 4” thick.

  • Compression Molding – Hydraulic Presses capable of 200 to 1,500 ton
  • Autoclave Molding capable of reaching 175 psi and temperature up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Three Ovens capable of 500 degrees Fahrenheit, two with vacuum ports

CNC Machining

SMC operates CNC cutting equipment to transform molded pieces into finished parts of nearly any configuration.

  • Four CNC abrasive waterjet cutting centers
  • Five CNC machining centers, 3-axis

Part Finishing

SMC will complete the part(s) with any needed bonding, hardware installation, priming/painting and final assembly.

  • Two paint and finish booths
  • Abrasive Grit Blast booth

QA Testing

SMC maintains all the procedures & test equipment to perform receiving, in-process and final inspection to ensure all materials, processes and parts meet customer requirements.
Instron – Model 34TM-50 Dual Column Mechanical Test System

  • Hexagon Global S 12.22.10 CMM (1200 mm x 2200 mm x 1000 mm)
  • FaroArm® 3D Measuring Arm
  • Ballistics Range