With an increasingly crowded field of recently named UAS manufacturing experts there is only one team that has been manufacturing UAS since the beginning, Carbon by Design
Welcome to Carbon by Design, a world-class composite and thermal protection manufacturer for aerospace structures. Founded in 2003 and located in the heart of Vista, California, Carbon by Design has established itself as a leader in the industry, known for its out-of-the-box thinking and cutting-edge technology.
Carbon by Design has become a go-to solution for prime aerospace customers in need of unique solutions for their most challenging advanced materials manufacturing. The company has gained an unrivaled reputation for Quality, reliability, and innovation with clients, including SpaceX, Blue Origin, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Insitu, and Dart Industries.
Carbon by Design is a fully owned subsidiary of the Heico Corporation, listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol HEI. As a critical player in the production of unmanned aircraft and spacecraft composites, Carbon by Design has demonstrated its excellence in manufacturing composite structures, composite tooling, and thermal shielding for reentry vehicles. With the capacity to deliver more than a thousand structures a month, the company is heavily vertically integrated and possesses unique technology for manufacturing ablative heat shields.
At Carbon by Design, every employee is dedicated to ensuring that the company’s customers receive only the best quality products and services. With a dedicated team of manufacturing engineers and quality inspectors, the company has advanced metrology equipment and materials testing equipment on-site to maintain quality control throughout the production process. Carbon by Design is certified to AS9100 Revision D and was named the Lockheed Martin Small Business of the Year in 2015.
With a unique technological roadmap in the industry, Carbon by Design is committed to designing its own automation and author software to support advanced manufacturing. This, combined with the company’s expertise in assisting its clients with optimizing their composite structures, sets Carbon by Design apart from the competition.
At Carbon by Design, the focus is always on delivering innovative and high-quality products that exceed the expectations of its clients. With a commitment to excellence, a team of experienced professionals, and cutting-edge technology, Carbon by Design is poised to lead the industry for years to come.
Carbon by Design is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2023
Often there are several composite techniques which will successfully create the desired end product, only with experience and an extensive skill set can the proper technique be applied to the task at hand. Our customers draw upon more than a decade of experience in Carbon by Designs ability to select the correct manufacturing discipline for each program.
Leverage our Small Business Structure to deliver high quality composites manufactured in a state of the art facility, with laser projection and the reliability of an AS9100 D supplier. Discover why so many launch providers choose Carbon by Design.
UAV Carbon Cases
Carbon by Design’s ultra light weight Carbon Fiber and Kevlar Flight and UAV System Cases are designed to allow the war fighter in the field to achieve the lowest possible deployed system weight when combined with today’s ultra-light group 1 UAV’s.
UAV Carbon Cases