You may have noticed that for three weeks in June, I did not write a new blog entry. I spent those three weeks designing a new website for Spacetron Metal Bellows from the ground up. The previous web “design”, ill-conceived and put together on-the-fly, no longer served the needs of the company. The new web design has fewer HTML pages but displays more pictures, information, and even a new social media interface with Flower Blossoms.
Even though I updated Spacetron Metal Bellows’ website to conform with current web design principles and practices, the purpose of Spacetron Metal Bellows has remained the same since the company’s founding in 1982. Rick Montoya, President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Spacetron Metal Bellows (as well as co-founder of Flower Blossoms), founded the Santa Clarita company
“[T]o serve the aerospace industry in the process of gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), specializing in titanium assemblies, bellow assemblies, and vacuum chambers.”
The company’s work, during the first ten years of business, focused on hardware for the B-1 Bomber and NASA’s Space Shuttle programs. Subsequently, Rockwell International awarded the company with two contracts:
- To construct a vacuum chamber (giving birth to the first Spacetron Vacuum Chamber).
- To perform the GTAW titanium chamber welding on the aft thrust structure for the Space Shuttle Endeavor.
Spacetron Metal Bellows has served a long list of aerospace clients, designing and building Spacetron Vacuum Chambers to the client’s specifications, fabricating and welding titanium structures, and providing many complex assemblies.
The company’s website provides an abridged list of projects involving Rick Montoya and Spacetron Metal Bellows. Trust me; compiling an unabridged list is itself a project . Nonetheless, very small snippet of projects that Rick has worked on includes NASA’s Hyper-X, the B-1 Bomber, MX missile, Space Shuttle, Airborne Laser (ABL), F-35, and NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program with Rocketplane Kistler (RPK). Even though he specialized in welding nuclear piping assemblies, he has expanded his capabilities in welding materials such as titanium, Inconel, stainless steel, aluminum, and bellows assemblies. 28 years in business has allowed him to build an extensive supplier network and take on challenging projects with confidence. If your company has a welding project that requires additional consulting, contact Rick Montoya. The added value he provides may save your company hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars.
Rick Montoya, President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Spacetron Metal Bellows
25136 Anza Dr.
Valencia, CA 91355
Ph (Direct): 661.312.2193
Ph (Office): 661.294.9018
rick [AT] spacetronmetalbellows [DOT] com
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