Marine

For the challenging marine environment​
Our parts and skins can be delivered as hybrid composite structures to ensure efficient structures can meet the most demanding use cases. 
We can create parts which offer improvements over the current state-of-the-art, for example parts which are lighter and stiffer than carbon fibre, but which also have predictive failure modes with long elongation and high damage tolerance in the case of impact.

We can manufacture parts that are both aesthetically beautiful with high surface quality as well as protective coatings for the toughest of off-shore environments. Whether you are looking for functionally cosmetic or highly optimised engineered parts, our electroforming manufacturing process can produce parts which are impossible with conventional manufacturing processes.

For performance marine applications we can help you reduce weight, improve heat management, strength and stiffness. If you are looking for a range of mechanical or other properties across a part, our process enables us to manufacture functionally graded materials.

We can build high strength thin (micro scale) parts either self supporting or as skins onto other materials to provide additional functionality. Lightweight cores can be incorporated to provide parts with high specific stiffness, which can have fixings grown into the structure. Metal leading edges to improve damage tolerance. We can coat 3D printed parts which can accelerate your development time and reduce cost, especially in low volume production runs.
For high pressure pipework, our process deposits material at the atomic scale incorporating fittings as full metal to metal bonds, so we can achieve excellent hermetic seals with minimal material.

For electric marine powertrains our materials have high thermal and electrical conductivity which can deliver advantages, where our forming technology and tooling enables multi functional designs.

Where performance is required we can design a range of materials using our process to suit your needs, incorporating other materials as required to build hybrid structures. With knowledge of materials science, physics, chemistry and engineering, you’ll be surprised by how we can either improve on your current designs or reimagine solutions based on our manufacturing process.
Contact us to share your challenges so we can assess how we might design and build parts which surpass your performance expectations.

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