The Final Frontier with Denroy
“These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” – Captain Kirk
Space is the final frontier because it is truly massive. It is estimated that the Universe is 100 billion light years across and still expanding. It’s final because our species will never survive long enough (in our current form) to explore it all.
With the UK Space Conference just around the corner (21 – 23 November, at ICC Belfast) and India making the news for landing the world’s first-ever robotic mission to the lunar south pole region, there has never been a more fascinating time to discover the possibilities in Space.
Denroy are delighted to be exhibiting and able to share their expertise in lightweighting and metal replacement for space applications.
The Conference unites the UK and international space communities, such as government, industry, and academia.
It provides a platform for the space sector to exchange ideas, plans, and partnerships that encourage development and success in the emerging space age.
“For that one fraction of a second, you were open to options you had never considered. *That* is the exploration that awaits you. Not mapping stars and studying nebulae, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.” – Q to Jean Luc Picard.
By exhibiting at the UK Space Conference, Denroy will have the opportunity to stand alongside industry leaders, innovative start-ups, academics, and small businesses. This will give them enhanced visibility and showcase their involvement in strategies that influence the space sector.
On the 23rd August Prime Minister Narendra Modi confirmed India’s intention to send people to the moon in the near future as India has become the fourth nation — after Russia, the US, and China — to land on the moon. The Chandrayaan-3 mission, which successfully landed the Vikram lander near the south pole of the moon, cemented India’s position as a frontrunner in the race to the moon.
The south polar region is strategically important because scientists believe water ice is present in the area. The hope is that water could someday support humans living on the moon and help manufacture fuel for rockets launching from the moon to Mars.
The possibilities in Space have never been more gripping. At the turn of the 21st Century, only 14 nations operated satellites. Within the past two decades, satellites from 91 new space-faring countries reached orbit.
With 105 countries or multinational organisations operating satellites we are able to learn more and more and explore further and further. The missions for satellites include communications, earth observation, technology development, navigation and space science and with 450 of these satellites being from the UK it is exciting to see what is next for us. All of this makes more possible and that’s where Denroy’s input, ingenuity and expertise can really make a difference.
Weight reduction can have enormous effects on the efficiency of an automobile or aircraft. A reduction in weight directly results in a reduction in fuel usage, therefore a reduction in costs economically and environmentally.
In the past some metals like aluminium have been used in the lightweighting process, but the high porosity of lightweight metals could produce unreliable parts. Composite plastics, however, can be engineered to meet the needs of the environment they will function in, by developing custom-engineered resin to stand up to harsh conditions ranging from saltwater to chemicals to extreme heat and pressure. This keeps all the benefits of lightweighting while avoiding the risks of certain metals, such as lead, from public products.
Several metal parts can be redesigned using the freedom of plastic injection tooling to create a single plastic part which again reduces weight and transportation costs.
And finally labour costs are reduced due to plastic parts often being produced quicker and more efficiently.
As Denroy is an ISO9001 accredited company, you are not just getting a lightweight solution but peace of mind. Every product must pass exacting quality standards in the production environment to ensure complete customer satisfaction. The use of robotic features and in-house data collection systems ensures repeatability during the moulding process and helps control product cost in this price sensitive market.
Denroy service a broad spectrum of OEMs in both civil and defence including Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier and in the automotive sector.
They are currently supply parts for wings, nacelles, fuselage and propulsion systems in aircrafts and Steering Column Covers, Under Hood Engine Components, Fuel Cell Battery Trays, Cover Fasteners and Plugs and Control Handles with electrical harness in the automotive sector.
They have extensive knowledge and expertise in processing a diverse range of polymers. From the most common polypropylene to the high engineering grades of PEEK and PPS.
Their capabilities in high performance, engineering thermoplastics make Denroy an ideal partner for components for various structures and systems across the aircraft.
Their expertise with colours, gloss finishes, textured finishes, printing and painting allow Denroy to work with their customers to meet the high expectations of the aerospace interiors market. They can also supply flame retardant materials to meet FR requirements for interior components.
With their skills and ingenuity, Denroy stand on the final frontier of space Odyssey so come find us at our exhibit stand to make it so!