The company offers composites-specific engineering, metrology, project planning services, and prototyping right through to full production of final products and assemblies.
The Calian Composites expansion of their current Saskatoon-based Arthur Rose location includes over 30,000ft² of manufacturing facilities all under one roof. The expansion brings the opportunity for increased production capabilities, as well as the ability to venture into new industries that would benefit from the advantages of the innovative composite carbon fiber technology.
Calian Composites specializes in the design and production of large high-precision, carbon epoxy, satellite antenna structures, and they are entering new markets that can leverage composite structures that are rustproof, corrosion-resistant, durable, and have a high strength-to-weight ratio. The company offers composites-specific engineering, metrology, project planning services, and prototyping right through to full production of final products and assemblies.
“We are seeing a large uptake in interest for our production capabilities and our expertise in composites manufacturing,” said Michael Rennie, Director of Operations, Calian Composites. “We’ve experienced significant wins in the SATCOM industry with our composite antenna product line, and that has really driven the need for the expansion. But we’re also expanding our R&D to include further prototyping and conceptual testing of composite technology designs and products, enabling us to grow both our customer base and our team.”
Calian Composites supports their parent company Calian, Advanced Technologies, by providing custom-built, high aperture antennas for satellite communications applications. In addition, Calian Composites is looking to cultivate relationships with Saskatchewan-based industries such as mining supply companies that can leverage the technology of composites in their product or designs.
“In industries like mining, the inherent corrosion protection and lightweight benefits of composites really shine and can provide some substantial cost savings if implemented correctly,” added Rennie. “Saskatchewan companies have a heritage of providing local solutions and supporting each other. Having grown up in Saskatchewan, this is something I take great pride in and want our company to reinforce.”
Calian Composites is currently working with a variety of Canadian and US companies with the intent to strengthen the supply chains of those organizations by becoming their premier qualified OEM supplier.
For more information, visit www.calian.com/composites.
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