are some of the successful projects we have completed,
on-time and on-budget.
ZAI we pride ourselves in producing high quality components
on a time/ budget constraint basis:
ZAI Customers Include:
of California - Berkeley
of Naval Research
Propulsion Laboratory - WB57
produced a lightweight instrumentation pod for use
on the WB57 high altitude aerosol research aircraft.
University Atmospheric Research Project
has produced a number of instrumentation components
for a NASA Lockheed ER-2 scientific mission being performed
by Harvard University. Items produced include: fiberglass
ducting, composite intake snout, NO2 Optical Plate and
Insulated Housing. The Optical Plate was constructed
of carbon face sheets on either side of an aluminum
honeycomb core. The Unidirectional Carbon pre-preg plies
were aligned to minimize the plate CTE. Multiple bonded
fasteners were located on both sides of the plate for
attachment of optical equipment. The ducting included
composite turning veins in the corners and several milled
aluminum attachments. The intake snout cross section
was carefully formed to provide the proper airflow to
the instrumentation. In addition, the snout was constructed
with a closed-cell foam core to maintain proper rigidity
and minimum weight.
US Department of Defense Contracts
ZAI has successfully completed 23 separate
DOD contracts, all of which were completed within budget
and before due date. ZAI produced and follows a DOD
approved quality control manual. Components produced
included hand-worked sheet metal, press-formed sheet
metal, composite molds, and laminated composite structures.
ZAI facilities and quality assurance procedures passed
numerous on site inspections by DOD representatives.
University of Oklahoma Solar Car
assisted graduate and undergraduate engineering students
in the construction of composite molds and structures
used in the 1995 and 1998 solar car. Students worked
at the ZAI facility, where they received assistance
and training in proper composite handling and construction.
The primary structural components for the vehicle were
constructed at the ZAI facility by students under the
supervision of ZAI staff.