Projects

Experts for solutions in composite engineering design and production

Every challenge brought to us by our customers is unique, demanding a composite solution we are able to meet by the application of our 360 degree service. Here are some examples of our composite and materials solutions:

Antenna boom

Manufactured entirely from radar transparent Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), this 6m boom was created to cause minimum Radio Frequency (RF) deflection

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Antenna structure

Epoxy resin antenna used for radar and communications frequency reception, with all materials resistant to salt corrosion and in-service fluids and contaminants.

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Communication buoy

The rigid PVC core and exterior Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) skin provides a natural buoyancy when towed by its host submersible

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Exhaust valve

Submarine diesel exhaust gas valve collects fumes when at periscope depth. A steel casting is clad and machined to have a watertight pressure seal when shut.

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Hovercraft ducts

Carbon fibre 4.5m hovercraft ducts of reinforced sandwich structural foam core, cured in our extremely large mobile oven and designed to meet extreme operational requirements.

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Indicator buoy

Rigid PVC foam buoyancy core with Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) skin ascends under natural buoyancy to deploy a radio antenna and distress message on reaching the surface.

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Indicator buoy modules

Stand-alone self supporting units ascend under natural positive buoyancy to emit distress signal. High density sandwich core with E glass reinforcement fibre for pressure and shock resistance.

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Propulsor tailcone

Woven cloth reinforcement with proprietary resin system resistant to salt corrosion, manufactured using bespoke tooling and machined to precise dimensions.

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Rope dispenser

Nylon-coated aluminium drum with Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) so it is resistant to salt corrosion. It can provide continued deployment of 1km tethering line.

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RNLI Atlantic 85 Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB)

Carbon and glass reinforced epoxy sandwich construction offers a 25% weight saving compared to traditional polyester hull and deck structures.

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AZE radome

Submarine sensor radome designed to give low above-water signature by using a low dialectric resin matrix and a specialised proprietary manufacturing process.

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Sensor radome

Submarine sensor radome using woven fabric reinforcement and function-dependant resin systems with a solar heat reflecting paint system for exterior finish.

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Submarine satellite communications

Mast-top assembly (MTA) for universal fitting, low-cost submarine satellite communications, including a composite base with thermal management.

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Weather deck enclosures

Chopped strand mat reinforcement with polyester resin system, these weather deck enclosures are coloured light admiralty grey by including a pigment in the resin matrix.

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U2 PopMart Arch

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Inspired by our project examples? Then contact us to find out how you can benefit from our 360 degree service and how we can meet your composite research, design, manufacturing, testing and certification challenges.