Aerospace Composites Consulting
Carroll Grant has 41 years experience in the aerospace / aircraft industry. His aerospace experience includes 31 years in composites and 10 years in metal aircraft structure. In the 1990s, he was heavily involved in the largest composites R&D programs funded by the U.S. Government (NASA Langley Research Center Programs and DARPA Programs).
For the past 15 years, he has operated successfully as an independent contractor / consultant in the aerospace composites industry. While working as an independent contractor, his primary activities have been marketing of automated composites processing equipment (ATL and AFP machines) and aircraft parts fabrication services. His marketing pursuits have been primarily in North America and Europe. He has extensive knowledge of the aircraft industry in both regions.
Mr. Grant’s area of composites expertise is in the field of automated processes for aircraft composite structure. He is especially knowledgeable on the automated fiber placement (AFP) and automated tape layer (ATL) processes.
His other activities include extensive involvement in aerospace composites conferences, writing articles for a composites magazine, advisory board member for two (2) technical colleges, and conducting occasional seminars on composites automation.