Composite Driveshafts & Tubular Components
Custom Composite Engineering & Manufacturing
QA1's Advanced Materials Division is able to take your composite concept from initial design to full production, all at our facility in Lakeville, MN. Working with advanced materials and utilizing our state-of-the-art in-house equipment, QA1 can help you get the superior product you need.
- Application and design engineering (3D modeling, simulation, prototyping)
- Testing and product validation (balance, torsion, NVH, tension, bending)
- Manufacturing and quality control (ISO 9001:2008, component traceability)
QA1 manufactures products with materials of the highest quality in our Advanced Materials Division, providing you stronger, higher performing products. Here are just some of the materials we work with:
- Carbon fiber
- Aramid fiber
- Traditional materials
Because everything is designed and manufactured in-house, QA1 can tailor the product to your needs, offering products that can feature:
- Lighter weight for ease of installation and energy savings
- Higher critical speed
- Lengths up to 12'
- Diameters up to 4"
- Abrasion resistance
- High-temperature options
- Extremely high torque capacity
QA1 is fully equipped with everything from 3D modeling and simulation software to testing and manufacturing equipment, including:
- Torsional dyno
- Dynamic balancer
- Tensile tester
- Filament winder
- Robotic welder
- Coordinate measuring machines
- CNC machines
- Tube benders
Expert engineering, design and quality control personnel allow QA1 to provide consistently high-quality products at competitive prices. QA1's quality system is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
Learn more about one of the resins that was developed with 3M™ in the technical white paper Improved Performance of Filament-Wound Composite Drive Shafts with Next Generation Inorganic Nanoparticle-Filled Epoxy Resins, which was selected as an Oustanding Technical Paper Award winner by the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX).