Cascade Composites, LLC is headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, USA, with its’ chief manufacturing facilities located in Oakridge, Oregon. We have extensive experience in the design, tooling, inspection, tracking, testing, and certification procedures required by the Aerospace and other exacting industries.
Cascade Composites specializes in pure composite parts, adhesively bonded structures and aramid fiber laminates. We continually increase the versatility in materials and techniques used in an effort to find creative solutions to difficult composite challenges.
Cascade Composites provides its technology services to both domestic and international clients and is a MIL-Q-9858 program compliant manufacturer. Whether your application is recreation, medical, marine, defense, or aerospace, we will provide expert service from design through production.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about our capabilities or projects that you are considering.
Composite materials offer a wide range of advantages when used in place of metals, ceramics, or polymers.
The most important advantage composite materials have over other materials is their strength and rigidity combined with their light weight. Unlike metal, composites can be calibrated to exacting performance characteristics. When precisely calibrated the tensile strength and stiffness of composite materials can be as much as 2.5x greater than steel. This strength limits how much a structure will deform under load, therefore enabling it to handle higher loads before breaking.
Along with enhanced tensile strength, in certain conditions a composite part can be 5X lighter than steel. This lower weight can translate into higher fuel efficiency in transportation vehicles and reduce wear on associated parts.
Metals, ceramics, and polymers have a tendency to fatigue over the life of their use, and will dent, break, or corrode. Composites have a higher tolerance for fatigue, have excellent impact resistance, excellent dimensional stability under temperature flucuations, and do well in harsh chemical environments.
Composite materials also have almost limitless flexibility when it comes to design. They can be molded into complex shapes such as boat hulls, aircraft parts, and many other applications.
These distinctive properties and versatility make composites ideal for a variety of applications in the aerospace, automotive, defense, space technology, industrial, structural, and recreation industries.