Often, traditional engineering is optimised through a series of approximative, corrective and iterative steps. This has been characterised as “shooting first, then taking aim second”. In many of Composites applications, (think aerospace, aviation, ocean yachting, amongst others) this is simply not an option – the component has to be indistinguishable from perfection from the outset.
Before even the prototype sees the light of day, the FMEA tools predict -possible and probable- design and process failures modes and effects (DFMEA and PFMEA). This will imbedded in the plan that will be used to confirm that a product, system or component meets its design specifications and performance requirements (Design Validation Plan).
To find just one single way to do it right, we first have to find, and eliminate, as many ways as possible to do it wrong…
Do Composites have a place in your company or project? Let us help you prove with hard and incontrovertible numbers that Composites are operationally, technically and economically viable within your time-frame.
In many cases, feasibility studies demonstrate unequivocally that Composites are in fact now the only sensible option. Because of this, and particularly in long-standing and entrenched industries, there has to be a very good reason not to incorporate Composites…
The design of Composites needs to take benefit of all the aspects of their particular anisotropic properties and behaviour. On top of this, due to their special manufacturing requirements, the end result is critically dependent on the concept design methodology. It is precisely in this aspect that we can offer a decisive advantage: a profound understanding of all what it takes to make the move from metal. This is how your product will also move into the future.
What impact would it have if you were able to deploy a simple Composite version to eliminate 75% of your current metal content in an assembly?
This mastery of Composite Material properties and processes allows us to simulate with precision how your component will behave under all circumstances. This happens well before it is made, even as a prototype, ensuring that there is no drop-off of performance between design and prototyping and production.
Not only is the design of the form and function optimised for fluid and mechanical performance, but also the production processes to optimise lay-up and therefore weight…
R&D as a continuous process
Open minds. Curiosity. Striving for perfection. Is there something, possibly unsuspected, that could revolutionise the entire industry, or at least part of it, or just the production of your particular component? This relentless pursuit of excellence is part of our routine – nothing is taken for granted, and every design is taken also as an opportunity to progress to whatever the next level is.
Whatever the scale of these advances, they are incorporated assiduously and seamlessly into our knowledge and know-how bank. This means that your project will always deploy the most up-to-date knowledge and state-of-the-art design, prototyping and manufacturing techniques.
Your challenge is our challenge, and we don’t limit our challenges. We challenge our limits…