New for 2017 are our SDM Laminator with MaxRamp II platens. Temperature ramp rates
of 10°C per/min. for shortest cycle times available for increased productivity. Our latest
SDM Laminator delivered in February of 2016 to Zodiac Aerospace Tunisia, is our most
advanced composite press. SDM Technology's Laminator series of presses has
dominated the Aerospace market over the last 20 years. Every major aircraft panel
manufacturer in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe use our equipment to
manufacture aircraft interior panels. Phenolic faced honeycomb panels, like Boeing's
BAG 5564, are used extensively in aircraft interiors. Our new SDM Laminators will
process these panels with the highest physical performance and shortest available cycle
times. There is no finer composite press available today.
Our SDM laminators feature automatic and manual controls. They include full process control with
data acquisition and monitoring. They feature internet with PC accessiblility for flexible software updates
and additions. These include multiple bump cycle programming options.
Our in house 1885 Ton, 5 opening Laminator HD will apply over 400 PSI on a 5' x 12'
laminate. Platen size is 66" x 148". Process temperatures now span from 90 to 675°F. The
cooling system is available with the our 140 Ton Stage III Stainless Super Exchangers.
Heating capacity has been increased to 2 million BTU. These changes dramatically
expand our processing ranges and will provide our customers new ways to process large
laminates previously not available. SDM has designed production equipment to process
laminates at 4,200 to 8,400 PSI at 675°F, SDM has produced, in our current SDM 1885
Laminator HD armor at these pressures and temperatures. This will produce current state
armor for military and police.
SDM has produced the highest quality Laminates (Armor, PPS/Carbon and UHMW
Polyethylene) and Honeycomb Panels available for Military, Aerospace or Commercial
use. Our equipment was used to qualify Aircraft Floors, Military Enclosures, Interior
Honeycomb Panels, Carbon, Kevlar and Spectra Laminates to Boeing, General Dynamics,
Lockheed and many others. With our new equipment, Thermosets and Thermoforms resin
can be produced into large laminates efficiently. Difficult thermoforms like PEEK,
Spectra, PPS, Nylon, and many others, are efficiently processed. SDM supplied
Armorworks with the Kevlar laminates to retrofit the Hnmvee fleet. Our presses are also
used to make the large California freeway signs and exterior stone faced panels for
SDM has produced composite presses beginning in 1982, Our current 1885 Ton
Laminator is being updated with our MaxRamp II Platens that are new for 2017,
New Bolster designs and Max Ramp II Platen technology has yielded a press with
unmatched temperature (plus/minus 1.0°C) along with extremely uniform pressure
delivery. Combined with our new expanded processing temperature range, 675°F, and
supporting SDM Stage III Super Exchangers, No one has our Temperature and Pressure
capability to process Large Composite Laminates and Honeycomb structures.
SDM Laminators, Composite presses with MaxRamp II Platens,
(New for 2017)
- SDM Stainless Super Exchangers, 675°F rated
- Kevlar Armor to upgrade Humvee fleet
- UHMW Polyethylene Armor, processed at 4,200 psi @260°F
- Carbon faced honeycomb Optics platforms for NASA
- EMI shielded enclosures for the Navy
- Proprietary Aircraft doors, Matched Metal faces/ honeycomb
- Aircraft flight attendant seat structures
- Thermoform processing, PPS sheets at high temperature, 650°F