13 June 2017
13 June 2017
Décision is expanding its offerings to the global architectural market, having recently signed a number of prototype agreements with several international contractors for the manufacture of composite roofs and other structural elements.
Whilst perhaps better known for its successes within the aeronautical and marine sectors that include Solar Impulse and various America’s Cup builds, Décision, part of the Carboman Group, has over 20 years' experience of delivering projects within the architectural sector. Recent projects include structural cladding systems for a mountain top telecoms station, a skylight shading system for a luxury watchmaker’s conference room, and the prototyping of the Russian Orthodox Cultural and Spiritual Centre Domes in Paris that were constructed by sister company Multiplast.
Working as a turn-key solution provider, or as a partner for key aspects of the manufacturing process, Décision supports contractors at all stages of the design, structural engineering, tooling, prototyping and production processes. In particular, Décision manages the prototype testing and validation processes in house, or at partners such as EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), before series production commences. Décision will then advise and help to set up the manufacturing process, and in some cases tooling and production technologies are transferred to customers.
Sustainability and reaction to fire are also two key elements in infrastructure applications and for this reason Décision has invested in developing expertise in working with both ‘green’ raw materials such as bio resins and natural flax fibres, as well as all types of fire retardant resin systems and materials.
The company will exhibit at The Future of Composites in Construction show in Chicago on 20-22 June 2017.
Photo provided by Décision/Carboman Group
Wabash MPI and Carver will highlight their full line of hydraulic and pneumatic presses for the composites industry in the USA pavilion at JEC World, the leading international composites show.
Negri Bossi will be present at MECSPE, first Italian event of the year 2019 that will take place in Parma, Italy from 28-30 March; the attendance at this event is testament that the society continues to take an interest in the domestic market.
The National Composites Centre (NCC) is currently supporting Surface Generation (Rutland, UK) in the application of their PtFS technology with a thermoplastic composites injection overmoulding process.