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Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned one of its Compcut 200 advanced composite saws at SHD Composites in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, UK.
The Compcut 200 is the latest in Sharp & Tappin’s range of composite machining solutions. This new machine has been designed to offer composite R&D teams and test centres affordable access to an easy to use though inherently sophisticated and robust plate saw.
Features of the Compcut 200 are said to include: compact size with small footprint; high quality surface finish allowing immediate testing; clear working area visibility; excellent perpendicularity and parallelism; automatic material positioning and innovative clamping; ability to run multiple specimen cuts; fully enclosed work area to ensure user safety; both dry and wet cutting options; and automated control and part programme capability for consistent results.
“We are extremely proud to have one of our new Compcut 200s being used by such a well-known and respected company as SHD Composites, who are at the cutting edge of advanced composite technology,” states Ben Sharp, Sharp & Tappin’s Technical Director.
“We have been using the Compcut 200 for the past month and are already seeing the benefits of its enhanced production capabilities,” reports Alix Sauget, SHD Composites’ Research & Development Manager. “In short, the Compcut 200 has enabled us to quickly, easily and consistently produce high quality test samples, which all have an exceptional cut, perpendicularity and parallelism. Thus meaning we are now able to test our samples straight from the saw without needing to deburr or polish them first, saving us a significant amount of time and effort every day. We believe the Compcut 200 will be a valuable addition to our organisation and are looking forward to developing and building on our relationship with Sharp & Tappin going forward.”
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