Composites are here to stay in the aerospace industry. In continuing our tradition of providing the most comprehensive aerospace manufacturing services available, D-J has added a 7,500 square foot composites facility at our Augusta, KS facility. Our inert gas 7 x 24 ft. autoclave is currently capable of processing composite assemblies up to 120 psi at 400F. Our positive pressure 80 x 45 ft. Class 100,000 clean room (100,000 particles of .5 micron size per cu. ft.) has internal cold storage and CNC ply-cutting facilities.
QA functions specific to composite materials and process verification are accomplished either in our composites QA lab or by qualified third party laboratories. D-J accomplishes Through Transmission Ultrasonic Inspection (TT-USI) using our CNC controlled USI gantry system.
Recognizing that most composites projects require compliance with specific customer process specifications, D-J Engineering will gladly support all required audit, verification, and qualification requirements.
DJ Composites Inc.(DJC) is a modern facility located in Gander, Newfoundland Canada specializing in composite and bonded metal components for the aerospace industry.
Facility is approximately 60,000 sq. feet (5,574 sq. meters) and is situated adjacent to the Gander International Airport. It was designed specifically for the fabrication of aerospace components and its layout is the culmination of input from several major aircraft manufacturers. This layout follows the natural manufacturing flow of most components reducing the travel time between stations and reducing cross path work flow.
DJ Composites Inc. (former CHC Composites Inc.) started in July 1999 with a building, primary equipment in place and approximately 40 new staff, but no customers. Today we have grown to approximately 80 employees and have delivered components to over 9 different countries worldwide with more destinations continually being added.
DJC has been successful in achieving and maintaining several key industry certifications. As a Transport Canada Approved Manufacturer, we are able to issue release certificates for civil aviation parts. This approval is recognized by the FAA and our surveillance audit is monitored by the FAA. This means all parts and components delivered from our facility are manufactured to a standard approved by Transport Canada and the FAA.
DJC systems and processes are certified by the aerospace industry. This is evidenced through our AS9100C certification and the several Original Equipment Manufacturer approvals our company has earned.
Continued registration under the Canadian Controlled Goods Program allows military technical data and drawings to be transferred between Canadian and US organizations with ease.
DJC is certified as a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organization. This certification allows us to repair and overhaul off-aircraft composite and metal bonded components to a civil aviation standard complete with release certificates. This allows our company to service the components we manufacture as well as support aircraft operators in need of repairs or modifications.
DJC Capabilitiesare not only a composite component manufacturer. We deal in numerous other processes for the aerospace industry which add value to our customers. A few of these are as follows:
- Honeycomb Core Sculpting
- Foam Core Sculpting
- Bonded Metal Assemblies
- Composite Tool Manufacture
- Simple Laminates
- Renboard Machining
- Bonded Laminates
- Aluminum Machining
- Composite Assemblies
- Aluminum Tool Manufacture
- Wash-out Core Technologies
- Class “A” Finishing Capabilities
- Phosphoric Acid Anodize
- FPL Etch
- Vapor Degrease
- Bonding Primer Application
In addition, we have full material testing laboratory capabilities and several Non-Destructive Testing services including, real time X-ray, C-Scan and A-Scan.
Tool fabrication shop allows us to manufacture complete tooling per our customer specification. View our Qualification Layout Plan