Our new Kitting and Preforming centre, acquired in 2013, has greatly extended our material processing capabilities. This new centre has been purpose-built and will include clean rooms for the cutting of prepreg materials to aerospace standard.
Our well-established and highly efficient kit cutting service provides consistently cut, high quality parts in both prepreg and dry fabrics. We have 5m conveyerised CNC cutters, which cut fabrics of up to 1.5m in width, both in prepreg and dry form. Our machines are supported by our CAD office, where we can receive two-dimensional CAD drawings for cutting via email. Our qualified CAD draughtsmen are also able to digitise shapes for our customers without CAD facilities.
We use static, rotary and oscillating blades and have a great deal of experience achieving high quality results with the more difficult technical textiles; we can cut Dyneema® and Kevlar®, including ballistics grade Kevlar® up to 25mm thick. We nest for optimum material usage and can supply materials in kits, assembled to our customers’ requirements; saving your time and labour costs. We can include out-life sheets, lot traceability, labelling and more as required. Prepreg kits can be stored in our freezer facility, ready for immediate despatch and ‘just-in-time’ delivery service.
Using our composite kit cutting service offers a number of benefits:
- Reduction of waste with improved nesting
Improvement in quality and lot traceability
- Consistent machine cut parts which can be quality assured prior to shipment
Savings in time and labour costs
- Kits supplied bagged or boxed and labelled ready for use
We are also able to preform parts for customers making RTM and infusion-moulded components.