07 November 2011
07 November 2011
Creative Composites have unveiled a substantial factory extension to its composites manufacturing facility.
According to Creative Composites, the extension added over 40% to the factory space allowing the company to meet growing demand. Jonathan Holmes, Commercial Director commented “The new extension is a fantastic addition to our facilities allowing us to continue to support existing customers and maintain growth tor the future. Our success is due to our unique approach to supplying composite components. We have an ethos of delivering innovative design, advanced manufacturing and unrivalled customer service which supports the demanding requirements of world leading companies”.
Creative Composites sat the factory has been specifically designed for effective and efficient manufacturing. They say that state of the art presses with active levelling capability ensure the best possible surface finish. Parts are transferred by advanced robotics to a range of five axis CNC centres for precise trimming before being painted on the company’s automated paint line capable of automotive grade finishes. Sub-component parts including latches, hinges, seals and bonded parts can then be assembled by Creative Composites experienced assembly team before being installed into bespoke returnable packaging and shipped to the customer.
Creative Composites R&D team have developed an in-mould coating technique which allows operators to inject coloured resin into the press without opening the cavity or removing the moulded part. They explain that this technique produces a finished part without the need for top coat painting and can therefore improve production times.
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University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.
Haydale has produced and delivered eight composite general transition piece (GTP) sealing systems to National Grid UK, and has received an expression of interest for a further 60 over the next six years.