Blackman & White has launched a new abrading head for its Genesis and MasterCut cutting machines for use with neoprene and hypalon fabrics. The new head creates a consistent surface with high degrees of accuracy to enable faultless and reliable seams for products such as RIBs.
The new Blackman & White sanding head simply attaches to the gantry next to the cutting head to allow cutting and abrasion to be carried out automatically and simultaneously and can be used for conveyor or flatbed systems.
The UK's Light Protected Patrol Vehicle Urgent Operational Requirement required the development of a fully composite protective crew compartment (pod) that could be integrated with the full length V-Spine chassis. General Dynamics Land Systems - Force Protection Europe turned to the skills of high tech companies in the motor racing technologies area to fulfil this requirement, one being Beagle Technology Group (BTG). The result: the British designed Foxhound Protected Patrol Vehicle that will soon be in-service with the British Army.
“Thanks to the Orion we have halved our material wastage… an annual saving of between ￡100K, and ￡150K, which has made a big difference to the bottom line!” Prodrive Composites Ltd
“Not only have we dramatically increased our output, but the staff can now use their skills in far more productive areas. We now number parts for our cut kits, which has improved our quality control.” Aviation Enterprises Ltd
“..the Genesis Cutting Machine has proven to be fit for purpose and the after sales support and service offered by Blackman & White has enabled us to minimise downtime, and achieve our customer delivery commitments.” Beagle Technologies Ltd