November 11, 2017
International manufacturing technology company opens offices in Purdue Research Park
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Qee-Composites Inc., an international company that focuses on the development and sales of tailored composite manufacturing equipment for cost-effective, high-volume production, has moved into the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette.
Qee-Composites’ patented Qee-Tech® technology was developed by its parent company, Eelcee. Qee-Tech is a preforming technology enabling cost-effective production of 3-D shaped composite parts using continuous carbon or glass fiber. Eelcee and Qeestar, both closely linked to Qee-Composites, have operations in South Korea and planned expansion in Europe.
A key element in the Qee-Tech production is the Qee-Tech Cell developed and sold by their sister company Qeestar Co. Ltd.
“Our Qee-Tech Cell enables the production of lightweight, structural thermoplastic composite parts at a high rate, often one minute,” said Queein Manson, chief executive officer and founder of Qee-Composites. “This is reached by a faster transformation from fiber and polymer to a finished 3-D shaped part.”
Targeted applications include demanding structural parts for automotive, such as bumper beams, seat structures and front-end model carriers.
“Polymer composite materials have been part of the automotive industry for several decades, but economic and technical barriers have constrained their use,” he said “To date, composite materials have been used for applications with low-production volumes due to long-cycle time and labor-intensive manufacturing methods, which have limited the cost effectiveness using more conventional steel fabrication.
“Qee-Composites technologies can change the view of composites’ cost effectiveness in high-volume applications. “My vision is to use innovative manufacturing technology to make composites affordable and ‘green’ in large-volume applications,” Manson said.
Manson chose to locate at the Purdue Research Park because of the benefits it offers.
“Working in close proximity to Purdue students, professors and researchers gives me access to skilled labor, and the option of laboratory space within the Park makes it quicker and easier to meet business needs,” said Manson.
About Qee-Composites Inc.
Qee-Composites Inc. provides a full range of services and technology for composite applications in high-volume production and sells material forms, composite processing equipment and robotic cells.
About Purdue Research Park
The Purdue Research Park is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation and is the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The Purdue Research Park manages the Purdue Technology Centers in five sites across the state of Indiana with locations in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany. The more than 260 companies located in the park network employ about 5,000 people. In 2016, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities co-named the Purdue Research Park a top recipient for an Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Designation for its work in entrepreneurship. For more information about leasing space in the Purdue Research Park, contact 765-588-3470 or click Purdue Research Park.
Writer: Lyna Landis, 765-588-3575, firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Queein Manson, email@example.com