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    Dream Chaser

    SDC Moves To Production Headquarters
    San Diego, CA, April 21, 2014 - San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) moved into its new Headquarters, a 70,000 square feet state-of-the-art production facility in San Diego, CA, doubling their previous square footage. "This new facility greatly expands the capabilities of SDC to work large scale production programs and large scale hardware for the aerospace, defense and composites community," said SDC's President, Robert Kolozs.
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    Dream Chaser

    SDC Achieves $10M in Sales
    San Diego, CA, March 20, 2014 - San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) reported a record high $10M in sales for 2013, which is an 18% increase from the previous year, at their Annual Meeting held at their new Headquarters still under construction in San Diego, CA on March 7, 2014. The Product Areas generating the record revenue were Missile Systems, Canisters, Propulsion Systems, Space and Stable Structures, Testing and Evaluation, Aircraft Structures, and Engineering Services.
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    Dream Chaser

    SDC's Nosecone Tested on Supersonic Sled
    San Diego, CA, March 19, 2014 - San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) completed two sled tests in October 2013 to evaluate the impact of rain droplets on nosecone materials at supersonic speeds (video). The two tests were conducted at the Holloman Air Force Base high speed test track In New Mexico. In both tests, a composite nosecone was mounted to the front end of a sled which was propelled by a rocket motor through a simulated rain field.
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    Dream Chaser

    SDC Delivers Ball Test Fixture
    San Diego, CA, March 17, 2014 - San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) delivered a test fixture to Ball Aerospace & Technology Corp. The 20 foot by 10 foot test fixture expands Ball's testing capabilities for maximum test volume while utilizing existing pylon and rotator equipment. SDC utilized precision lightweight advanced composite materials and fabrication technology to meet stringent mass, electrical, and structural requirements.
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    Dream Chaser

    SDC Delivers Dream Chaser® Spacecraft Cabin Mockup
    San Diego, CA, November 26, 2013 - San Diego Composites, Inc., (SDC) has delivered the Dream Chaser® spacecraft cabin mockup to Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC). The Dream Chaser is a next generation commercial crew spacecraft funded as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program to transport crew and critical cargo to and from low-Earth orbit, including the International Space Station (ISS).
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    NASA's Orion Spacecraft Group Visits SDC's Facility

    NASA's Orion Spacecraft Group Visits SDC's Facility
    San Diego, CA, September 11, 2013 - NASA Orion and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) visited San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) for a tour of their facility and to learn more about the high quality and cost-effective manufacturing processes that were used at SDC to deliver over 1000 unique parts for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) program.
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    SDC Delivers Lightweight Propulsion Systems Hardware

    SDC Delivers Lightweight Propulsion Systems Hardware
    San Diego, CA, July 2, 2013 ­ San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) has built an industry reputation for designing, manufacturing, and delivering high quality, lightweight Propulsion Systems hardware ranging from composite overwrapped pressure vessels to nozzles.
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    SDC Acquires 35' Winder and 40' Oven

    SDC Acquires 35' Winder and 40' Oven
    San Diego, CA, June 14, 2013 ­ San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) recently acquired a 60" diameter by 35' long filament winder and 40' walk-in oven (500°F).
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    SDC Delivers Production Struts

    SDC Delivers Production Struts
    San Diego, CA, May 24, 2013 - San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) delivered another ship set of Composite Struts to MOOG - ISP.
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    SDC Certified for FAA Testing

    SDC Certified for FAA Testing
    San Diego, CA, April 15, 2013 - San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) is performing certification testing on composite fittings for the aerospace industry.
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    SDC's Lightweight Shielded Cables

    SDC Develops Lightweight Shielded Cables
    San Diego, CA, April 2, 2013 – San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) developed shielded cables that are 33% lighter than conventional double shielded copper cables with comparable cost.
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    SDC's DSWS Caniste

    SDC Achieves Record High Sales
    San Diego, CA, March 4, 2013 - San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) reported a record high $8.46M in sales for 2012, which is a 30% increase from the previous year, at their Annual Meeting held in Carlsbad, CA, on March 1, 2013.
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    SDC's 1st Patent

    SDC Awarded Patent
    San Diego, CA, February 27, 2013 - San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) was awarded a patent for their self-adjusting wedge bumper. Inventors Rob Kolozs and Josh Moore developed the self-adjusting bumper for eliminating rattle space between objects and their containers
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    SDC's DSWS Canister

    SDC Employment Growth Reaches All Time High
    San Diego, CA, January 4, 2013 - San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) has grown to 42 employees, which is a 33% increase since this time last year.
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    SDC Adds Nachi 6-Axis Robot Capability

    SDC Adds Nachi 6-Axis Robot Capability
    San Diego, CA, August 1, 2012 - San Diego Composites recently acquired a Nachi SH200 6-axis robot.
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    SDC Delivers Hardware to LMSSC for Orion Flight Test

    SDC Delivers Hardware to LMSSC for Orion Flight Test
    San Diego, CA, August 17, 2012 - San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) delivered two more ship sets to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) program.
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    SDC Receives 2011 CAPE Challenge Award

    SDC Receives 2011 CAPE Challenge Award
    San Diego, CA, May 17, 2012 - SDC was selected for the 2011 California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE) Challenge Award.
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    SDC Hires Director of Automation
    San Diego, CA, May 2, 2012 - San Diego Composites is pleased to announce that Greg Rodesch has joined the company as Director of Automation.
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    SDC Receives 2012 Tibbetts Award

    SDC Receives 2012 Tibbetts Award
    San Diego, CA, April 27, 2012 - SDC was selected for the 2012 Tibbetts Award.
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    SDC Composite Aircraft Hardware Successfully Tested by UC San Diego
    San Diego, CA, March 6, 2012 - SDC hardware was successfully tested at UCSD in a project funded by the FAA for their research on wide area blunt impact of composite aircraft
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    AS9100 Certificatiom

    SDC Receives AS9100 Certification
    San Diego, CA, February 16, 2012 - SDC is now AS9100 certified. AS9100 is a widely adopted and standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry.
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    Joining Technology

    SDC is Developing Joining Technology for Thermoplastic Missile Components in a Phase I SBIR
    San Diego, CA, March 6, 2012 - San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) has designed a fusion bonding machine for thermoplastic cylinders for its Army Phase I SBIR program: Fusion Bonding of Thermoplastic Missile Structures.
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    John Marks

    SDC Hires New Manufacturing Manager
    San Diego, CA, February 20, 2012 - San Diego Composites is pleased to announce that John Marks has joined the company as Manufacturing Manager and will be responsible for leading development of new products with state-of-the-art materials and manufacturing processes.
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    Stock Ownership

    SDC Attracts Entrepreneurs Using Stock Ownership Program
    San Diego, CA, February 16, 2012 - In 2007, the SDC management implemented a change to the company structure from a LLC to employee ownership. SDC's management believes we can grow the company faster and create an atmosphere of greater company loyalty with employee ownership. All employees are eligible for employee ownership.
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    Liquid Metal Micro-Heat Pipe System

    SDC Fabricating Stiffened Fuselage Test Panels for Research on Blunt Impact
    of Commercial Aircraft

    Updated San Diego, CA, December 5, 2011 - San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) is nearing delivery of two additional stiffened fuselage test panels for Sandia National Labs and the FAA for their research on wide area blunt impact of composite aircraft. Blunt impact resulting from collisions of ground vehicles and equipment as well as from hail and bird strikes, is a significant source of damage to commercial aircraft with the potential to go by undetected.
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    Carbon Fiber Stormtroopers Invade SDC

    Carbon Fiber Stormtroopers Invade SDC
    San Diego, CA, November 30, 2011 - Four engineers at San Diego Composites fulfilled a childhood dream and became internet sensations along the way. Jon Blackler, Kevin Proum, Len Carson, and Daniel Avina wanted to be Star Wars Stormtroopers but not just any 1970s Stormtrooper - they wanted to be next generation "Carbon Fiber Stormtroopers".
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    SDC Sends Care Packages to Troops Overseas in Honor of Veteran's Day

    SDC Sends Care Packages to Troops Overseas in Honor of Veteran's Day
    San Diego, CA, November 18, 2011 – In honor of Veteran's Day, the Mission Bay Women's Club along with San Diego Composites, compiled and sent care packages to U.S. Troops in Afghanistan and Bahrain.
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    Liquid Metal Micro-Heat Pipe System

    SDC to Fabricate Stiffened Fuselage Test Panels for Sandia National Labs' FAA and EASA Effort
    San Diego, CA, August 30, 2011 ‚ San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) has been awarded a contract by Sandia National Labs to support fabrication of stiffened fuselage test panels. SDC has been supporting UC San Diego, Bishop, and now Sandia in multi-year efforts funded by the FAA and EASA to conduct research on wide area blunt impact of composite aircraft
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    Liquid Metal Micro-Heat Pipe System

    SDC Completes Patent Applications for "Liquid Metal Micro-Heat Pipe System"
    San Diego, CA, August 23, 2011 ‚ San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) is in the final steps to complete a patent for its Liquid Metal Micro-Heat Pipe (LMMHP) technology. SDC was funded by the Missile Defense Agency through the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program to develop this technology to address a specific excessive heat problem associated with high power electronics for radar applications.
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    Composite Payload Adapter

    SDC Delivers Composite Hardware to Lockheed Martin for Orion Program
    San Diego, CA, March 1, 2011, San Diego Composites, Inc. (SDC) has delivered their first composite Launch Abort System Fillet ship set to Lockheed Martin for the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) program. The Orion CEV is meant to replace the retiring Space Shuttle and will safely transfer astronauts to and from the International Space Station, the Moon, Mars and other destinations beyond low earth orbit.
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