Engineering Support

The Engineering department offers a high level of technical expertise combined with project management experience to develop and industrialize advanced composite products and associated processes and tooling. It also provides dedicated internal production support, as well as customer engineering change support throughout the product life cycle.

The team is experienced in using 3D CAD/CAM tools such as Pro/Engineer and Catia V5, as well as NASTRAN, MARC and PATRAN for stress analysis and material draping investigations. The Engineering department offers a material selection and lay-up design service incorporating structural analysis and design. The team will select the most appropriate processes and technologies to be used with every unique program.

AAT Composites (Pty) Ltd has material engineering capabilities consisting of a fully functional material test laboratory, including microscopy and can perform mechanical property testing and characterisation of metals and composites as well as basic flammability screening