ADVANCED STRUCTURES

Systima is a fully integrated provider of advanced composite and metallic structures for military and commercial aircraft and missile systems.  We have turn-key capability from materials testing, processing, finishing, TPS, system testing and qualification.

Please see Selected Systems or Inquire with Systima for More Details

ADVANCED COMPOSITES

Systima is leading the industry in the application of advanced composite materials in space and defense platforms to enhance system performance and capability.  Systima is one of the only companies in the world that can integrate energetic and mechanical systems into the structure design and provide a turn-key system solution.  This approach can be applied to the most demanding applications including aircraft pods, missile systems, and hypersonic platforms.

Systima has the most advanced technologies for composite structure design and fabrication including virtual ply placement technologies, that are all in-house.  Systima uses this approach to maintain agility and customer responsiveness and provide fast lead times for the complete system design.

METALLIC STRUCTURES

Systima has expertise the design and fabrication of metallic structures for applications such as military aircraft pylons, shrouds and specialized components and subsystems of missiles such as separation rings.  Systima provides metallic structures having integrated energetic (dispense/separation systems), electromechanical and electrical firing or safe-and-arm systems. The integrated systems serve as a drop-in solution for our customer’s platforms

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Advanced Composite Structures

MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION

Systima has a well equipped materials test lab for evaluating composite and metal materials used in our system designs.  Test capabilities include:

Common Test Methods:

  • Tensile strength (ASTM D3039, E8)
  • Compression strength (ASTM D6641)
  • Flexural strength (ASTM D7264)
  • In-Plane Shear strength (ASTM D3518, D7078)
  • Short Beam Shear (ASTM D2344)
  • Compression after impact (ASTM D7137)
  • Fracture toughness (ASTM D5528)
  • Moisture content/diffusivity
  • CTE testing
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Glass transition temperature
  • Additional mechanical and thermal property characterization available of composite and metallic structures

Common Test Equipment:

  • Instron 1185 Load Frame with Thermal Chamber
  • Instrumentation and Data Recorders
  • Dilatometer
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
  • Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Environmental Chambers
  • Archimedes Density
  • Digital Stereo Microscope
  • Oxyacetylene ablation testing

 

METAL MACHINE SHOP

Systima’s in-house machine shop is fully equipped with:

Milling Capabilities:

  • 2x Has UMC750, 5-axis Mill
  • Haas VF2, 3-axis Mill
  • Haas VF3, 3-axis Mill
  • Haas VF6, 3-axis Mill
  • Haas GR510, 3-axis Mill
  • Haas GR512, 3-axis Mill
  • Matsuura MAM72-35, 5-axis Machine Center
  • CMS Ares 4818, 5-axis Machining Center

 

Turning Capabilities:

  • Mazak Integrex, 5-axis Mill-Turning Center
  • Doosan Puma 2600
  • Doosan Lynx 2100

Other Capabilities:

  • OMAX 60120 Jet Machining Center
  • Amada CNC Sheet metal brake

COMPLEX SYSTEM DESIGN, TEST, AND PRODUCTION

Systima’s expertise in composite and metallic structures extends beyond basic design, analysis, and fabrication and includes integrated system kinematic analysis (as applicable), structure characterization in dynamic environments, system-level strength and performance testing, and design for small to large volume production.  Systima can provide the full system solution.

IN-HOUSE TESTING, QUALIFICATION, AND PRODUCTION

Systima manufactures and tests its products at our Kirkland, WA facility.  This capability allows Systima to provide custom products that meets our customers’ schedule and cost targets.  In-house capabilities include:

  • Manufacturing – See Structures
  • Energetic (Propellant/Explosive) Handling
  • System Integration
  • Environment Testing
  • Qualification Testing
  • Full Rate Production

Systima Technologies, Inc.

10809 120th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98033

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Business Development

Stephanie Sawhill
Business Development
stephanie.sawhill@systima.com

425-492-1536 (Direct)
425-487-4020 ext: 238 (Main)