After gaining valuable expertise in composite design and manufacturing in automotive, medical technology, sports equipment, mechanical engineering sectors and aerospace, the company has shifted its focus to the space industry where the use of stiff yet lightweight materials are key.
The Company has specialized in Carbon-Sheet Moulding Compound, in which the material is pressed into shape using high pressure and heat. The components produced are "cast in one piece", have highly complex 3D geometries that cannot be manufactured with conventional carbon manufacturing processes.
Alpine Space Ventures supports Blackwave for its unique composite expertise at the intersection of customers with highly diverging profiles from aerospace industry incumbents that call for heavy documentation and qualification processes to fast-paced NewSpace startups with vague requirements but the expectation of fast lead times and low cost. As the space industry lacks a NewSpace composite supplier today, Blackwave is well positioned to quickly evolve into an industry leader.