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AEROSPACE

NEW MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES ARE DEVELOPED DAILY IN THE CONSTANTLY-EVOLVING AEROSPACE INDUSTRY.

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With decades of experience, our application engineers are able to assist our customers with engineering projects and new product development. Whether an Aerospace, Defense or SATCOM application, our customers can count on The Gund Company as a trusted engineering and manufacturing resource.

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SPACE

THE GUND COMPANY’S ROOTS IN ELECTRICAL INSULATION, AS WELL AS OUR EXPERTISE IN THE AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE INDUSTRY, HAVE COMBINED TO DEVELOP THE LATEST MATERIALS FOR THE SATCOM INDUSTRY.

SPACE APPLICATIONS

Aerospace Applications From The Gund Company

Ground Communications

Our pultrusion capabilities allow us to make pultruded components in any shape or size. Our materials support multipath propagation at even the highest frequencies.

Benefits:
  • Materials for Ka band and greater frequencies
  • Custom shapes to fit any antenna design.
  • High and low volume production

Satellites

Some space applications require materials with unique properties. Our application experts can help you find the right materials with even the most obscure requirements.

Capabilities:
  • Prototyping capabilities
  • Application engineering resources are available
  • Materials are designed for high temperatures, cryogenic, high pressure and much more for all phases of space flight

Launch Vehicles

The Gund Company manufactures key components for launch vehicles used to transport spacecraft beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

Capabilities:
  • Wide selection of low outgassing materials ranging from laminates, thermoplastics, and films.
  • Tight tolerance machining capabilities.
  • Experts available to help find a solution for your applications.

OTHER SPACE APPLICATIONS:

  • Solar Panel Frames
  • Solar Panel Backsheets
  • High Temperature / Cryogenic Insulation
  • Antenna Power Supplies
  • EMI Shielding
  • Dielectric Covers

COMMON PLASTICS USED IN THE SPACE INDUSTRY

 
 
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AEROSPACE

THE GUND COMPANY MANUFACTURES A VARIETY OF CUSTOM-ENGINEERED COMPOSITE AND ELASTOMERIC MATERIALS WITH INDUSTRY-LEADING FABRICATION SERVICES.

We also offer custom-engineered gasket and sealing materials, which are particularly found in military, commercial, business and general aerospace applications. Parts that are manufactured by The Gund Company are fabricated using state-of-the-art equipment.

AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS

Radome from The Gund Company

Radomes

ProDome is specifically manufactured for aerospace and flight applications. ProDome uses a revolutionary composite material structure that improves dielectric properties at significantly higher strengths. 

Benefits:
  • Low dielectric constant and dissipation factor
  • Improved hydrophobicity
  • Supports high-frequency ranges

Structural Composites

The Gund Company specializes in a variety of manufacturing methods and materials to meet the needs of the aerospace industry.

Capabilities and Materials:
  • Filament winding
  • Autoclave and OOA Molding
  • VARTM, CCBM, and LRTM Molding
  • Carbon, Quartz, Glass and other reinforcements
Sealing Devices from The Gund Company

Sealing Devices

If you need sealing, give us the application requirements, and we will create the right seal for you.

Benefits:
  • Seals are designed for any environment
  • Fabricated to tight tolerances
  • EMI, high temp, cryogenic, high pressure, and much more

TOP AEROSPACE MATERIALS:

OTHER AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS:

  • Shielding Gaskets
  • Composite Shims
  • Hatch and Access Panel Seals
  • Windows and Dashboard Panels

     

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DEFENSE

THE GUND COMPANY HAS DESIGNED, MANUFACTURED AND FABRICATED PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS FOR MILITARY AIRCRAFT, MISSILE SYSTEMS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, COMBAT SYSTEMS AND MARINE SYSTEMS.

Our strength in the defense industry is our application knowledge and diverse capability range. However, our developmental capabilities are what set us apart.

We are a trusted partner for many defense programs, including:

  • F35
  • F16
  • F22
  • C130
  • PAC-3
  • THAAD
  • HIMARS
  • AMRAAM
  • Maverick
  • Banshee
  • CH-47
  • AV2091

DEFENSE APPLICATIONS

Aerospace Application From The Gund Company

Attitude Control

The Gund Company manufactures vibration mounts for missiles, launch vehicles and spacecraft applications.

Benefits:
  • Electrically conductive to prevent the need for ground paths
  • Proven performance with over 500k units produced
  • Automated manufacturing to decrease variability and reduce costs
Antenna Masts

Antenna Masts

The Gund Company manufactures tubing of all sizes for small handheld radios, portable antennas or long-range connectivity. 

Benefits:
  • Low dielectric constant and dissipation factor
  • Non-corrosive for increased application life
  • Reduced weight for transportation and installation
EMI Shielding Parts From The Gund Company

EMI Shielding

If you need EMI shielding, you can give us the application requirements and we will create the right EMI shielding solution for you.

Capabilities:
  • Shielding offered in a variety of forms
  • Fabricated to tight tolerances
  • Short lead times and prototypes are available

OTHER DEFENSE APPLICATIONS:

  • Missile Canisters
  • Actuation Insulation Components
  • High-Temperature Thermal Insulation
  • Radomes – Phased Array and Parabolic
  • Bulkhead Gaskets
  • Sensor Covers
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Our newest material has been created for the 5G, SATCOM and telecommunication industries. ProDome is designed to maximize the performance of antennas and other RF components.     

APPLICATIONS:

  • Radomes
  • Sensor Covers
  • Dielectric Covers
  • Antenna Masts

Our composite configurations are more robust than many injection-molded components. In addition to that, we also offer a variety of grades to meet the needs of your application. Our standard grades come in sheets and molded forms. Click here to learn more about ProDome.

PolyPro FR® by The Gund Company is a UL-Listed flame-retardant polypropylene extruded for use in many power applications within the aerospace, defense, and SATCOM industries. With performance in mind, PolyPro FR® is a solution to overcome the obstacles related to SWaP-C reduction.

APPLICATIONS:

  • Power Supplies
  • Inverters / Converters
  • PDU / UPS
  • Batteries / Chargers

Manufactured in the United States, PolyPro FR® features exceptional dielectric strength, high chemical and moisture resistance, and an elevated temperature rating. These properties make it an ideal material in virtually any power insulation environment.

PolyPro FR® is manufactured and converted in multiple methods to meet the unique requirements of our customers. If you have an application that requires electrical or thermal insulation, click here to learn more about PolyPro FR® today!

AS A VERTICALLY-INTEGRATED MANUFACTURER, WE HAVE STEADILY EXPANDED OUR MATERIAL DATABASE TO A SEEMINGLY LIMITLESS VARIETY.

Of course, we have experience in the fabrication and converting of industry-grade materials, but we also develop custom materials suited for a specific customer and specific application.

Common Rigid Composite Materials
CompositesProDomeQuartz Glass / Cynate Ester
G10 / FR4Carbon / Epoxy
Honey Comb CompositeFoam Core Composite
 Click here to view military spec cross reference guide.
Common Thermoplastic Materials
Thermoplactics
Teflon®Polycarbonate
Delrin®HDPE
ABSPEEK
Ultem®Torlon®
 Click here to view additional material datasheets.
Common Elastomeric Materials
Sealing
Viton®, FluorocarbonFluorosilicone®
SiliconeBuna-N
Conductive ElastomersCork-Rubber
 Click here to view additional material datasheets.

In the realm of Spacecraft Material Engineering, a variety of high-performance materials are utilized to meet the demanding requirements of space exploration. Cryogenic G10, a type of low outgassing composite, is often used due to its excellent performance at extremely low temperatures, making it an ideal choice for cryogenic satellite materials.

Both thermoplastics and thermoset materials have their unique advantages in different applications. Thermoplastics, being recyclable and resistant to impact, and thermosets, known for their dimensional stability and resistance to high temperatures, are both integral to the construction of spacecraft.

Structural composites are widely used in the aerospace industry due to their high strength-to-weight ratio. Techniques such as filament winding, autoclave and OOA molding, as well as VARTM, CCBM, and LRTM molding are employed to manufacture these composites, ensuring their reliability and performance in harsh space conditions.

Engineered space materials and space composites materials, including aerospace composites and advanced space materials, are continually being developed and improved by Aerospace Material Manufacturers. These materials are designed to withstand the extreme conditions of space, including high radiation levels, vacuum, and drastic temperature changes.

Composite outgassing, the release of gases trapped or generated within composite materials under the vacuum and temperature conditions of space, is a critical consideration in the selection of low outgassing materials. Space Composite R&D and Space Material R&D are continually advancing to address these challenges and develop lightweight space materials that meet the stringent requirements of space missions.

Lastly, cryogenic composites and cryogenic materials are essential for applications involving extremely low temperatures. These cryogenic space materials are designed to maintain their structural integrity and performance even at the cryogenic temperatures encountered in space. This makes them invaluable for the success of many space missions.