XPONENTIAL - Global Provider of Technologically Advanced Lightweighting Material Solutions Visits XPONENTIAL 2016

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), the leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials, visits XPONENTIAL 2016 an AUVSI Experience this May to showcase innovative thermoplastic materials used as the key to lightweighting unmanned vehicles for bearing, wear, and structural commercial and defense applications.

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP), the leading global manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic materials, visits XPONENTIAL 2016 an AUVSI Experience this May to showcase innovative thermoplastic materials used as the key to lightweighting unmanned vehicles for bearing, wear, and structural commercial and defense applications.


Unmanned systems (operating without a person) are often preferred for missions that are extremely dangerous, dirty, or dull, operating in extreme terrain and harsh environments. Since the beginning of unmanned vehicle technology development, Quadrant has worked closely with designers and engineers to develop material applications that are innovative and cost-effective for industries including global governments, law enforcement, homeland defense, and robotics.

Lightweighting is a no longer just a concept, but a reality with the rapid advancement of high performance thermoplastics. The opportunity to replace parts with lighter ones is not limited to any one particular component; engineers strive for lightweighting opportunities in diverse applications. Using lightweight materials such as Quadrants Tactical Advantage Composites can mean less strain on the overall system and improved fuel efficiency.

Quadrants broad portfolio of plastic, polymer, and composite materials can replace metals to help reduce weight and increase service life without sacrificing unmanned system integrity. Their unique materials for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) have a reputation for providing solutions with measurable results, durability, the ability to withstand harsh environments, and resistance to hydraulic fluids and aviation fuels without corrosion—all with zero lubrication.

With over 7,500 individuals from more than 2,700 organizations, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is the largest organization focused solely on the robotics community and dedicated to advancing unmanned systems. The three-day conference is expected to draw over 8,000 industry leaders and professionals from more than 55 countries.

Visit Quadrant EPP at XPONENTIAL 2016 (booth #1650) at the Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana from May 2-5, 2016. Application specialists and technical experts will be on-site to answer questions.

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