Experience & Capabilities

With three decades of experience performing composite structural engineering analysis, design, and fabrication, our customers are confident in our expert capabilities and thorough understanding of their requirements.

Osprey Technologies was created when we saw a customer need for specialized non-linear composite structural analysis. Using codes such as ANSYS, Abaqus, and MSC NASTRAN, we served a broad range of customers and varied industries. In our early years, Osprey was chosen to perform structural design and analysis on a series of conceptual reusable launch vehicles and spacecraft. We continued to grow as we successfully provided these services for other launch vehicles, such as Taurus and Antares. The company then branched out to support other industries, including projects for a large 400,000 lbm Navy ship structure, the Boeing 787 aircraft, and General Dynamics’ large wind turbine blades.

Seeing the need to support small businesses and entrepreneurs, we applied our extensive knowledge of composite structures and manufacturing methods to assist with design guidance, prototypes, and low production fabrication runs. Having this entrepreneurial aspiration ourselves, we created our all-composite powered paraglider (PPG), the “Evolution” at www.osprey-ppg.com. We believe our success as industry experts is a result of our efforts towards continuous learning and practicing these principles in our own shop, which enables us to help others achieve their own success. Our capabilities list is shown as follows:

Capability Description
Composite Structural Design for Manufacture In depth knowledge of the numerous composite manufacturing processes allows rapid design of reliable efficient low cost structures.
Finite Element Analysis Using ANSYS or Abaqus Non-linear analysis/simulations of composite or metal structures.
CAD Design with Solidworks and CATIA (coming soon) Rapid 3D design of structures and systems. CAD file creation for subsequent automated manufacturing.
Prototype and Low Production Fabrication Shop capabilities allowing us to produce tooling and subsequent layup, infusion (VARTM), machining, and assembly of composite structures.
Program Management Apply our experience in cost, schedule, and technical oversight of projects to customer programs.
Consulting Engineering Services Review and evaluation for all aspects of structural design, fabrication, destructive and non-destructive testing, and failure investigation.