cascade composites




At the heart of Cascade Composites is our large autoclave. This controlled and monitored pressurized oven achieves the best strength-to-weight ratio possible, while minimizing void areas, and maintaining proper fiber alignment and placement.



  • 75PSI / 250 degrees F
  • 40" Diameter X 18 feet usable volume
  • Computer controlled with process recording

Curing Oven:

  • 10x8x40Feet

Clean Room:

This room is an environmentally controlled lay-up / assembly area which is monitored and regulated to meet the strictest specifications for the manufacturing of certified aircraft components.

Honeycomb Core Machining:

Cascade Composites maintains systems to ensure quality of product and compliance with customer requirements. Our quality systems include operational procedures, and documentation for material handling, machine operation, in-process inspection, and final testing.


  • Humidity Test Tank
  • Tensile Lap Shear
  • Climbing Drum Peel
  • Compression Testing
  • Flexure Testing
  • Barcol Hardness
  • Flatwise Testing
  • Interlaminar Shear
  • Wedge Crack Extension
  • Sandwich Panel Leak Test
  • Calibration Lab

Tracking & Certification:

  • 9 Year supplier to DoD on components for C-5 Galaxy, C-130 Hercules, P-3 Orion, A-10 Warthog.
  • Vought approval for secondary structural bonding to Lockheed specification STP60-102.