The OptiPart™ product development technology is being employed in the Quatro Technical Development Center in Poway, California, USA, to optimise the weight, strength, stiffness and cost of carbon composite aerospace structures.

Structural optimisation combines state-of-the-art design capabilities with conventional finite element analysis (FEA). Structural performance is the design driver in the concept stage rather than later in the development process. This method uses mathematical techniques to produce an optimised shape and material distribution for a given loading condition and for a variety of material models, including composite structures. This approach improves design performance and minimises cost and material waste.

Quatro recently received NADCAP AC7118 Rev A-6 Accreditation for CP-Core Processing and PAR-Prepreg/Adhesive Bonding/Resin Film Infusion. Quatro is also certified to quality management standard ISO 9001:2000 and the aerospace industry's quality management standard AS9100:2004.

Quatro will be at booth number 756 at the SAMPE exhibition in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, on 18-21 May.