Managing Director, Iain Hosie, says the certification, a quality assurance requirement for all aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, is a significant step in the transition of Revolution Fibres from a world class R&D entity to offering large-scale manufacturing services in a diverse range of industries.
For example, he says being AS9100c certified enhances Revolution Fibres’ Xantu.Layr product, which is the world’s only commercially available nanofibre composite reinforcement veil.
Nanofibre Applications Engineer, Dr Gareth Beckermann, explains that when Xantu.Layr is placed in between layers of carbon fibre in composite laminates it provides nano-scale reinforcement.
“Using Xantu.Layr results in a tougher resin which is less prone to failure or cracking when stressed or impacted. The product has been shown to significantly improve interlaminar fracture toughness, compression after impact strength, interlaminar shear strength and fatigue resistance of composite laminates.”