Advanced Composite Manufacturing Solutions
Who is Calder Composites?
Calder Composites is an advanced composite manufacturer run by time-served Engineer Andrew Ellel.
Based in Lancashire, Andrew and his team bring decades of experience in composite manufacturing which enables them to provide a full service for their clients.
Calder Composites are able to react quickly and operate flexibly, keeping you in the centre of all they do.
Composite Manufacturing Capabilities
Calder Composites is a one stop shop for patterns, moulds and composite components. We take great pride in our client relationships which enable us to fully understand and satisfy their requirements. If you’re looking for a flexible, responsive supplier of composite manufacturing, then look no further.
Product Development Support
We can effectively and economically support your product development process from TRL level 3 – level 6.
Patterns, Moulds & Tooling
We can provide patterns, moulds and tools as an integral part of our advanced composite manufacturing capability.
We provide composite and GRP structures for a broad range of markets and applications.
We specialise in the manufacture of components from a wide range of tooling & component prepregs.
We have extensive experience in the manufacture of carbon fibre components and structures.
With over 20 years of engineering experience Calder Composites can speak your language.
Who we’ve worked with
“It was fantastic to work with Andrew, who is an exceptional engineer. His vast experience in the aerospace industry, combined with his ability to lead, coach and motivate a team is second to none, and I would recommend him without reservation.
Mark Holden, BCW
“A highly reliable, committed and trusted project manager. Andrew has always delivered on his promises, providing me, as a customer, with a high level of confidence to plan around his commitments, knowing they will be achieved.
Saiedur R, Rolls Royce
Benefits of Composite Manufacturing
Take a look at why composite manufacturing could be the right solution for your project.
Composites are stronger than other materials such as steel. The two primary components of composites, fibres and resins, contribute to their strength. Fibers carry the load, while resins distribute the weight throughout the composite part.
Composites are light in weight compared to most woods and metals. Lower weight contributes to things like fuel efficiency in cars and airplanes and lighter objects are easier to transport and install.
Composites resist damage from weather and harsh chemicals which makes them a good choice for applications that face constant exposure to salt water, toxic chemicals, temperature fluctuations and severe conditions.
A wide range of material combinations can be used in composites, which allow for design flexibility. The materials can be custom tailored to fit unique specifications of each application. Composites also can be easily molded into complicated shapes.
Simply put, composites last! Structures made with composites have long life and require little maintenance. Many products made with composites, such as boats, have been in service for more than half a century.