Slobodan “Bodo” Gospodnetic and his father Drasko, a retired research scientist and naval architect, founded Dominis in 1985. From the outset, they wanted to be different from the rest of the competition. They knew that a fully automated, numerically controlled method of machining propellers would offer significant improvements over traditional methods of manufacturing propellers.
In the late 1980s, Dominis moved into its 9,000 square foot (835 square metre) Ottawa Canotek Road location and purchased the first horizontal milling machine. Dominis started manufacturing propeller models and hydro turbine blades
|CPF Halifax Class Frigate||Canadian Navy||20 CP propeller blades |
|CCGS “Griffon” Icebreaker||Canadian Coast Guard||2 monoblock propellers |
|210' Class B Cutter||U.S. Coast Guard||72 CP propeller blades |
|210' Class A Cutter||U.S. Coast Guard||12 CP propeller blades |
|EFMC Egyptian Fast Missile Craft||Wärtsilä Defense||20 monoblock propellers |
|INLS Improved Navy Lighterage System||Wärtsilä Defense||127 waterjet impellers |
|E-craft Expeditionary Craft||Wärtsilä Defense||4 water jet impellers |
|DDX Destroyer||Howden||2 prototype high-speed fans |
|LCS 4 Littoral Combat Ship||Wärtsilä Defense||3 waterjet impellers |
Diameter: 1.7 and 2m
|LCS 5 through LCS 23 Littoral Combat Ship||Rolls-Royce Naval Marine||43 waterjet impellers |
Dominis continues to work on new applications for its technology by looking for new market opportunities, such as manufacturing propellers for the super yacht market. We keep pursuing new opportunities for our world class manufacturing process, just as we have for the past 30 years.
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