23 September 2007
23 September 2007
To extend its international network of sales and service points, Material S.A., the specialist for engineering and software for composite materials and filament winding technology, has signed a cooperation agreement with Etamax Engineering to become Material's new engineering centre in Australia.
The new site, located in Adelaide, South Australia, will not only service Australia but also the Asia-Pacific region. It will provide installation, training and maintenance services for Material's well-known software packages: Cadwind, the process simulation system for filament winding, and Composite Star, the database and design software for composites. Furthermore it will offer engineering services for filament winding technology including part and process design, winding program calculation, process optimization, production planning and prototyping.
Etamax’s founder, Peter Eagles, has more than ten years of experience working with composite materials and in filament winding technology. He holds bachelor's degree qualifications from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, in both Aerospace Engineering and Business Administration. He has played a key role in developing a wide range of light-weight composite products including multi-hull racing yachts, hydrofoils, masts, external cargo pods for carriage on supersonic military jets and filament wound pressure vessels for aerospace and submarine applications.
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