Technologies

Technologies


Roll-Wrapped Parts, Carbon Fiber Rifle Handguards and Shotgun Extension Tubes

Lancer designs and manufacturers thermoplastic, thermoset and ceramic matrix composite solutions for the defense and aerospace industries.

Thermosets

  • Possesses excellent heat resistance, high fatigue strength and superior stiffness vs. weight performance as compared to metals.
  • Can be manufactured into large shapes.
  • Used in primary- and secondary-structure applications in UAV’s, aircraft panels and other weight-sensitive applications.
  • Lancer capabilities include pre-preg hand lay-up, roll-wrapping, in- & out-of-autoclave  processing, as well as compression molding.

Thermoplastics

  • Provide excellent durability and impact resistance.  Thermoplastics in many cases can be reformed or repaired.
  • Can be manufactured into complex shapes to produce cost-effective secondary structures such as brackets.
  • Lancer capabilities include compression molding and machining of stock shapes.  Lancer leverages  Greene, Tweed and other industry partners for injection mold.

Ceramic Matrix Composites

  • Well-suited for extreme high temperatures (in excess of 2500°F).
  • Provide superior toughness when compared to monolithic ceramics.
  • Can be manufactured into complex shapes for applications such as jet-engine  components, exoatmosphere vehicle  attitude control systems, and extreme temperature thermal barriers.
  • The Polymer Infiltration and Pyrolysis (PIP) process used by Lancer provides higher throughput of larger parts as compared to the Chemical Vapor Infiltration (CVI) process.