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Oribi Composites and Packard Performance partner to develop world’s first advanced thermoplastic composite wheel for off-road powersports
- Default Author
- 10 Nov 2021
- Marketing Sales
Denver, CO – November 10, 2021 —Oribi Composites, a part of Re:Build Manufacturing, and Packard Performance, announce the launch of the world’s first high-performance off-road UTV wheels made with advanced thermoplastic composite materials. The new composite UTV wheels are 50% lighter than aluminum yet are able to handle extreme terrain and driving conditions with no compromise to overall strength and toughness. The new wheels are available to purchase now through Packard Performance (www.packardperformance.com).
For over 13 years, Oribi Composites has been producing high-performance, advanced composite components for a wide variety of markets and applications, including military protective gear, footwear, bike, and outdoor equipment markets. Oribi combines proprietary processes with aerospace grade composite materials to produce high-performance components for consumer applications, affordably and in high volumes. “Packard Performance has been an incredibly collaborative partner for Oribi, and we are excited to see these wheels finally enter the market,” says Oribi’s VP Business Development, Matt Christensen. “Thermoplastic composite materials address the shortcomings of traditional thermoset epoxy materials; they are inherently tougher, can be processed into parts faster, and are recyclable. Packard Performance now has the unique ability to offer a lightweight wheel, while still addressing durability and toughness for this demanding application.”
Bringing Industrial Projects to Life, Concept to Completion with the Acquisition of Optimation Technology
- Steve Mead
- 6 Oct 2021
- Marketing Management Engineering
Rochester, NY — October 6, 2021 — Re:Build Manufacturing announced the acquisition of Optimation Technology (Rochester, NY) significantly expanding and adding capabilities to their Total Production Solutions group.
Optimation Technology (https://www.optimation.us/) provides complete engineering, design, fabrication, and installation of processing equipment and factory automation for a variety of industries. Optimation executes each project with high quality workflows, integrated cross-disciplinary teams, and world class professionals. They can apply their expertise at any stage of an existing project or take an idea from concept to completion. Optimation’s core competency is the design of large-scale automation and complete plants across a broad set of industries, with expertise in chemical process design, web processing, material handling, assembly, and filling processes.
Enabling Onshoring with Advanced Engineering Support through Acquisition of DAPR
- Steve Mead
- 6 Aug 2021
- Marketing Management
Framingham, MA — August 4, 2021 — Re:Build Manufacturing announced the acquisition of DAPR Engineering (Nashua, NH) significantly expanding and adding capabilities to their Engineering Services group.
DAPR Engineering (https://www.daprengineering.com/)is an engineering services organization specializing in developing innovative engineering solutions with expertise in the following: Custom Automation, Engineering Analysis, Industrial Equipment Development, Turnkey Build & Integration. They focus on challenging and demanding applications supported by fundamental engineering principles and analysis. Since its inception over seven years ago, DAPR has delivered high-value systems and services to a multitude of clients across many industries. This depth and breadth of experience will allow DAPR to have an immediate impact within the Re:Build organization in fulfilling the mission of bringing manufacturing back to North America. Along with The Pilot Group (https://www.the-pilot-group.com/), Re:Build Engineering Services now has a footprint on both the east and west coasts in the US.