Composites

“Most parts will actually perform ok with a generic layup, probably showing some improvement, but are they really optimised and exploiting what composites can really do?” The skill is to unlock the performance”

Dan Fleetcroft  – Engineering Design Director

Composites

Composites is an area in which we pride ourselves and excel, with years of experience. We see many occasions where a composite material has been applied to a project but without the requisite knowledge and experience; mistakes can cost a lot of wasted time and money.

Through our pedigree, working at the cutting edge of composite design in F1, aerospace, marine, Olympic sport and medical technology to name but a few, you can be assured of our expertise and experience.

Composite materials are gaining ground within manufacturing due to the ever-present drivers of weight, strength and cost. Although when many think of composites they automatically assume carbon composites, the term ‘composites’ covers a multitude of materials and engineering skills and knowledge. These materials will be widely used in the future and may well become ‘the norm’.

Composites offer compelling opportunities to meet today’s increasingly cost-driven market requirements and environmental concerns. They are used for products including aircraft fairings, automotive and motorsport structures, boat hulls, wind blades, high performance sports equipment and prosthetic limbs.

Ultra-light, strong, highly resistant and durable, composites are ideal for producing lightweight structures with tremendous performance capabilities. Yet, designing and mass-producing sophisticated production-ready composite parts is highly complex and expensive.

The PES team specialise in the optimisation and transformation of old technologies. We may challenge your current thinking and will ensure you are aware of all the alternative technological advances that could benefit the performance of your project and product.

Most parts will actually perform adequately with a generic composite lay-up, probably showing some improvement, but often they are not really optimised and exploiting the performance that a composite can really provide.

It is important to understand that the unsuccessful application of composites in the past does not necessarily mean that they are unsuitable for your particular project. With the correct knowledge and application they may well provide the right solution.

Our service offering stretches from structural lightweight design using the latest CAD packages, through to entire turnkey projects from conception to delivery. We offer consultancy, part-projects, or full projects, across all sectors and industries. But most of all we offer fresh thinking, new perspectives and an unquenchable thirst for improvement.

Please contact us for an informal chat through your requirements or e-mail us. We can give you advice on the best composite or material option for your project. Whatever the challenge will be able to deliver you a solution.

 

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Aerospace

The team have provided solutions for UAV composite propellers, Joint Strike Fighter project, and reverse engineering projects, with our white light scanning service.

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