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Weaving / Coating

SMC maintains Dornier looms and associated equipment for weaving Aramid fabrics.  Fabric produced in-house 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