Vorticy Aerospace is focused on precision composite structures for terrestrial and space applications. We are currently researching an advanced multifunctional structural adhesives for precision instruments that will help to minimize thermal distortion and stress. Another area of research is based around lightweight, composite mirrors and reflectors. Vorticy also offers engineering support for precision composite structures. Research and offerings includes:
Our capabilities include: Initial R&D and prototypes, detailed design, FEA analysis, material selection, manufacturing planning, CAM programming, CNC machining, composite layup and curing, assembly, post inspection, on-time delivery, and customer follow-ups.
Engineering Lead: Mr. Pryor has an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. His primary strength involves fiber reinforced composite materials and their use in advanced, multi-functional structures. He was awarded the following Patents during his 12 year tenure at ATK:
We are about to launch a new brand which will be a web store catering to consumer composite needs. Feel free to browse our sandbox to get an idea of where we are headed:
We are currently researching an advanced multifunctional structural adhesives for precision instruments that will help to minimize thermal distortion and stress. The popular Hysol EA 9394 is the current work horse for the aerospace industry. It is being used to build boats and the most expensive observatory in the world, James Web Space Telescope (JWST). It is a poor adhesive for bonding together precision structures yet it is being used all the time. Why? Because there is nothing better on the market. We are working on a better adhesive for future space structures.
Another area of research is based around lightwieght composite mirrors and reflectors. The President of Vorticy, Mark Pryor, has studied CFRP materials for use in precision structures for over 13 years. His master's thesis, "Hygrothermal Stability of Curved Fiber Reinforced Laminates", helped pave the way for lighter, more precise, more stabable reflectors for space applications. Similar approaches are leading the way into optics for telescopes and light buckets for communication and solar concentrators.
Have an application that requires this type of expertise? Vorticy also offers engineering support for advanced composite structures. Contact us. We are always excited to work these type of problems.
Let us help you develop your technology. If it is competition sensitive, we are more than happy to sign an NDA. We take our clients proprietary information very seriously. We have had requests such as medical device box enclosures, bar counters and signs for their business. We can design, analyze and build to your requirements. We run a lean operation and have a very low overhead which allows us to be competitive. Give us a chance to win your business. Please use our contact page for quotes.