Join fellow Carbon Fiber attendees and explore the Albany Engineered Composites and DPS Skis facilities!
Tour space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Tuesday, November 28
Please be sure to pack your safety glasses and closed-toe shoes to participate in the tours.
Attendees may be asked to complete a Visit Request Form and NDA after registering.
Transportation to and from the facility will depart from the Little America Hotel and be provided at no charge.
AM Tour (Albany): Meet at 8:00 am for an 8:30 am departure.
PM Tour (DPS Skis): Meet at 1:30 pm for a 2:00 pm departure.
The Carbon Fiber group will be touring the Albany Engineered Composites facility located on West Amelia Earhart Drive in Salt Lake City.
This 525,000 square foot state of the art composites fabrication facility is home to some of Albany Engineered Composites largest programs including the CH-53K, F-35 and the 787. In addition to traditional hand layup, the facility houses Albany’s automated fiber placement and tape laying operations as well as being home to one of Albany’s largest assembly cells. The facility and installed capital equipment are configured to handle composite parts and assemblies as large as 50 feet long and 15 feet wide. The installed capital includes autoclaves, 5 axis CNC machining centers, NDI work centers as well as paint booths and curing ovens.
DPS’ global headquarters is located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Within its adjoining state-of-the-art ski factory, space-age carbon technology is fused with groundbreaking shapes to create the world’s most advanced skis. Its products are sold on five continents, and it is the trusted brand of choice for serious skiers worldwide.
DPS opened its first state-of-the-art factory in Utah in 2013, after eight years of overseas manufacturing. It was a move that opened the door for two successive factory buildouts. The current facility, which is located in the Granary district of Salt Lake City, Utah, is the leading domestic producer of skis. As we deepen our roots and heritage in Utah, the benefits are profound. Some notable highlights include the employment of over 35 locally-based production workers, expanded and refined research and development capabilities, and in-house core construction.