• Composite components for Aerospace applications

    Aerospace

  • Composite components for Automotive applications

    Aerospace

  • Composite components for Industrial applications

    Industrial

  • Composite components for Marine applications

    Marine

  • Composite components for Medical applications

    Medical

  • Composite components for Motorsport applications

    Motorsport

  • Composite components for Renewable energy applications

    Renewables

  • Composite components for Oil and Gas applications

    Oil and Gas

Composites Engineering is able to provide the following services to Clients

Project Management

Project management

We deliver projects intelligently, to drive the lasting technological developments organisations need to thrive.

Our client’s projects are diverse and our service covers strategic projects, for large blue chip organisations, to smaller one-off projects.

Composites Engineering has extensive experience of providing total project management services for clients in the Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial/Manufacturing, Marine, Medical, Motorsport, Renewable and the Oil & Gas sectors.

Trusted, strategic and creative

We pride ourselves on our responsiveness and reliability, which makes us trusted advisors to clients.

In this role, we link strategic, programme and project advice to achieve business goals and lasting change.

Whether in long-term partnerships or for one-off projects, we seek to understand an organisation’s aspirations so that we can find imaginative solutions that deliver what they need.

Expertise

Ascari A410 LMP Chassis FIA Testing

Our approach is marked out by thoroughness and feet-on-the-ground practicality.

It is based on simultaneous engineering; we engineer structures that not only meet or beat a client's functional performance criteria, they are designed to ensure efficient production.

Our Managing Director has over 35 years of accumulated practical and technical expertise in developing advanced composite structures.

This allows us to engineer structures possessing not only superior mechanical performance but also the aesthetic qualities that in many markets is a prerequisite for commercial success.

We can be relied on for right-first-time solutions that meet the most demanding standards in the shortest possible timeframe.

Whether you require component design, structural analysis or an integrated tooling and manufacturing technology package, with Composites Engineering you are in extremely capable hands.

We possess a deep knowledge of state-of-the-art low total cost techniques for achieving faster time to market.

Innovation

Hybrid Car Composite Chassis 3D CAD Model

Advanced composites structural engineering and manufacturing know-how tends to be shrouded in secrecy. This can lead to companies re-inventing the wheel without realising it.

Whilst innovation inevitably produces a sense of excitement, it can also result in excessive and unscheduled expenditure.

To devise an innovative structure is one thing, producing it cost-effectively is something else entirely - and devising an appropriate manufacturing process is too often a cause of unnecessary re-invention.

The answer is to be innovative, but in the interests of reducing costs and risks, where possible, link the process to technology transfer.

You will find we are a source of both innovative thinking and transferable technology. Why venture into the unknown when you can tap into the kind of expertise that created pioneering developments in advanced composites technology for Formula 1 racing teams.

Design and Engineering

Ascari A410 LMP Sports Racing Car

Examples of our practical, lateral-thinking approach to composite design can be found around the world in a wide variety of applications.

Clients will benefit from the wealth of experience we have gained providing these creative, practical design solutions.

To date our design expertise has been applied to developing pioneering composite structures for numerous applications, many of these being accomplishing a 'World First' in those industries.

The expertise possessed by ourselves in developing complex composite structures provides clients with a competitive and commercial advantage.

This has been clearly illustrated by the Ascari A410 Le-Mans car project. All of the car's structures were produced in carbon fibre composite and they were subjected to stringent structural testing to meet both FIA and Le-Mans ACO safety regulations.

The chassis, roll hoop and nose box static/dynamic tests were passed on the first attempt with outstanding results. This enabled the Team to build their race cars in the shortest possible time frame and the design has proved to be a race winner in the FIA Sportscar Championship.

Computer Aided Design

Aircraft Composite Seat 3D CAD Model

Computer Aided Design (CAD) is the use of computer software to facilitate the generation, modification and optimization of a part or a compilation of parts.

Using this software allows us to develop; components with a high level of precision, simpler and more accurate design iterations, and comprehensive documentation for part and/or project management (e.g. integration with a traditional Bill of Materials or BoM).

It also allows for design evaluations without first building a physical prototype of every part in the system and then assembling it to check functionality.

The ability to digitally model and automate a prototype before ever generating a physical model adds enormous efficiency to manufacturing processes and cost reduction benefits.

Technologies

Carbon Fibre Fabrics

We are fully conversant with the following composite component manufacturing thechnologies

  • Autoclave & oven cured prepreg mouldings

  • Resin infusion processes

  • Light Resin transfer moulding

  • Resin transfer moulding

  • Vacuum assisted resin transfer moulding

  • Reaction injection moulding

  • Resin film infusion

  • Compression moulding

  • Filament winding

Patterns and Moulds

Carbon Fibre Mould

We possess a deep understanding of all manufacturing processes, ones that provide our clients with optimised tooling costs and maximum manufacturing efficiencies

The patterns we develop in 3D CAD are usually 3 or 5 axis CNC machined to close tolerances from either Polyurethane (PU) or Epoxy tooling board. This process results in highly stable and accurate patterns.

However depending upon the requirements of the individual project a range of other materials and technologies can be utilised.

The moulds we design are tailored to each individual project and will provide the most appropriate solution for your particular component and manufacturing process.

Mould technologies we have developed extensively include; Autoclave cured carbon fibre prepreg, Resin infused carbon fibre/glass fibre with epoxy resin systems and CNC machined aluminium.

We are also able to provide full project management services that provide our clients with patterns and moulds delivered "on time, on budget and on quality".

Manufacturing Support

Manufacturing Support

We support composite component manufacturers to optimise production performance for a wide range of composite products and processes

  • Developing the most cost effective and efficient solutions that satisfy design to cost and design for manufacture

  • Specifying material requirements, define suitable methods of manufacture and identify and implement tooling and equipment

  • Developing processes to a production steady state standard that meets specification and design intent

  • Support Production and Quality Assurance in resolving production problems and non-conformances

  • Utilise Lean Principles to improve the product, process flow, build cycle and waste reduction

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