In this area we'd like to show you some examples of the jobs we do. These can be waterjet cutting, two dimensional (2D) or three dimensional (3D) router cutting, manufacture or laying up composites or a mixture of these processes.
3D CNC milling
This image shows our Tekcel 3D router running a program that is applying a finish to a foam former. You can see that the first roughing stage has left raised areas that have a step finish. These will later be transformed into domes just like the area that the tool is now on. Once the milling procedure had finished, this foam former was used as a plug that glass fibre composite was laid onto. We can cut pretty much any shape on the router and we are not limited by the size of the machine. Below, you can see a model of an unmanned aerial vehicle. This model if full sized and measured over 4m long and 4m wide. Fibrefusion were instrumental in the construction of this model and it was exhibited at the Farnborough Air show by British Aerospace.
Thick metal waterjet cutting
Here is an example of some thick mild steel being cut on the waterjet cutter. The ultra high pressure mix of water and abrasive slices through even the thickest materials. There is no heat affected zone, there is no distortion. Waterjet cutting can be a highly cost effective means of shaping materials.
Sign writing, stencils and engraving
Having a combination of profiling machine tools allows Fibrefusion to manufacture all sorts of complex shapes. We can profile through shapes such as signs and stencils or simply engrave onto the surface of the material. Here are some examples...
You have probably heard the term "nesting". In the world of profiling parts, It means fitting as many pieces or products onto a sheet as possible. Sometimes the work pieces are all the same, sometimes they are very different. The object of the exercise is to reduce the material wastage, Here are two examples...