“Every time a Lancaster took off, a thousand Tufnol parts went with it.”
This wartime saying showed Tufnol as the epitome of UK-made, high quality and reliable composites for the aircraft industry.

Precision aerospace machined components and CNC machine laminates

At Tufnol, our Composite materials and CNC machined laminates are used extensively throughout the Aerospace industry; with our large machining facility and advanced technology, such as Precision 3 axis and CNC Machining, granting us the capacity to meet a wide spectrum of customer requirements along with providing a CNC machining aerospace approval.


Tufnol Phenolic cotton resin bonded grades

CARP Brand -Sheet standard product used by Augusta-Westland (helicopter components)

Crow Brand – Edge packers BOEING 737 – Used in window shield applications.

Benefits of using Tufnol:

Tufnol composite materials have aerospace approval, and we also hold CNC machining aerospace approvals for the aerospace industry and have a number of properties that are advantageous and are often used as alternatives to other materials in current use, including:

1/3 the weight of aluminium

High strength


Dimensionally stable

Chemically resistant

Tufnol Composites can be used in Aerospace Applications such as:

Uses in Commercial Airliners

Our composite materials are used on commercial passenger airliners including Airbus A320, Boeing 737 and Boeing 757, proven to offer outstanding durability in the most demanding environments.

Our aerospace machined components are used by leading aerospace OEMs and supply chain manufacturers all around the world, who trust Tufnol’s 100 years of materials expertise.

Our materials are used in applications from cockpit window frames to fuel line rib clamps. 

We specialise in both hard points / inserts and specialised componentry which requires compliance with demanding regulatory standards and airliner approvals.

cnc machining aerospace parts

Uses in satellites

Components made from Tufnol epoxy grade materials help to supply power and control satellite telemetry.  Longevity and durability are essential for any components involved in satellite missions and Tufnol expoxy grade materials meet this criteria successfully, giving many years of service.

NASA’s vision

We reach for new heights and reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind. Tufnol is proud to support NASA in the realisation of their vision.

Starchaser Project

Starchaser Industries, a privately held, high technology group of companies that specialises in the development, operation and commercialisation of space related projects and services, plans to become the first private company to put tourists into space in their 70ft Starchaser rocket.  Based in the UK, their outreach team carry out educational activities and visit over 200 schools per year.  Tufnol epoxy grade materials feature in their rocket design.

Tufnol epoxy resin bonded grades

The Tufnol epoxy resin bonded grade range of materials has been tested by NASA and approved for use in space. These composites have low out-gassing properties and can easily withstand the exigencies of working in space and display total reliability when functioning under such unusual and extreme conditions.

Today our materials development expertise keeps us apace of the needs of the modern aerospace engineering industry. Customers include:

cnc machining aerospace parts

Contact us

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to learn more about our products and services, or to simply chat with one of our friendly team members. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


At Tufnol Composites, quality is our watchword and an integral part of our culture. Our quality systems are routinely subjected to scrutiny by a number of independent inspection authorities and major international companies who rigorously audit our ISO 9001 and AS9100 accreditations.


Tufnol Composites has a large machining facility for the production of finished machined components from the above materials. Tufnol machine shops are equipped with advanced technology and have the capacity to meet a very wide range of customer requirements.  

These Include:

cnc machining aerospace parts

Why Tufnol?

Aerospace companies look to us because of the unique properties that Tufnol material offers: 1/3 the weight of aluminium, High-strength, dimensionally stable, Non-Corrodible and Chemically resistant – with different Tufnol grades optimal for specific applications. Our wide range of aerospace machined components also offer advantages to properties for existing parts and materials.

For this reason, Tufnol material and aerospace machine components have been used in applications from cockpit window frames to fuel line rib clamps and hard points for landing gear on a range of airliners – such as the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737.

You can be assured that quality is an integral part of our culture, with our quality systems routinely checked by a number of independent inspection authorities and major international companies who rigorously audit our ISO 9001 and AS9100 accreditations.
If you have demand or applications requiring Tufnol’s grades or CNC machined laminates for Aerospace, or how Tufnol could be incorporated into your project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the sales team!

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