New 3 Axis CNC Machine

At the beginning of 2016 we took delivery of our first 3 axis computer controlled high speed router.  The machine is specifically design for cutting and drilling composite materials and is equipped with a specialised carbon extraction system and a vacuum bed allowing us to hold the thinnest laminates securely in order to machine shapes, without tabs, that require very little finishing. 

 

The machine was purchased to allow us to repeatedly produce items from flat panels, such as our range of carbon headboards and clew boards as well as allowing us to take computer generated surfaces and shapes from clients and reproduce tooling and objects with incredible accuracy.  We have recently finished writing programs that will cut our range of Int. Moth Cams and are working on 3D tooling for hydrofoils.

Alice wins again in Frostbite Series in gusty conditions.

Alice a Mumm 36, that has been using our battens for over a year has been racing in the Southampton Frostbite Series that takes place in Southampton Water. The first race was set up well by the race committee to get the 2 short races in before the storm approached.  Leading from the gun to the finish, Alice was able to sail away from the fleet with excellent up and downwind speed.  Despite a massive broach in the second race, the  crew recovered well to win. Alice lead the series with a perfect set of 1st places. The next race is on the 21st February.