Modern, fast and flexible kit cutting services that guarantee 100% reproducibility of batch components and maximum utilisation of materials.
Kit cutting constitutes an indispensable part of A C Marine & Composites’ manufacturing process; offering the highest levels of repeatability we and our customers demand.
Daniel Wells, Project Manager at ACM&C:
“For manufacturing production composite components, the benefits of time, cost and repeatability brought by machine cut laminate kits has exceeded expectations.
For the guys on the shop floor it has removed the drudgery of cutting hundreds of layers of carbon by hand, and has significantly reduced the amount of waste material that must be disposed of.
Perhaps the greater surprise; however, has been the benefits achieved for one-off components. Even when making just one component, time spent creating the ply shapes on the computer is proving much more efficient than manual templating, and removing the need for tailoring of each ply at the laminating stage has improved manufacturing time and quality.”
Our ply cutter operates at a 6m conveyorised cutting length, with a 6m conveyorised picking zone, and can cut pre-pregs, dry fibre and some core materials.
Nesting is completed in house using Optitex software, which results in high material yield saving you both time and labour expenses. We can also create patterns from 2D drawings or 3D models.
ACM&Cs kit cutting services are tailored to your needs. For pre-preg kit cutting, for example, one can expect nesting, cutting, labelling of parts, bagging, sealing and storage in our freezer, ready for immediate despatch or timely delivery.
In short, kit cutting services can offer you the following benefits:
- 100% reproducibility of batch components
- material savings
- labour savings
- reliability and consistency of production
- reduced material handling
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.