5-axis CNC machining of carbon components
Refitech Composite Solutions has made a major innovation leap by installing a new 5-axis CNC machine for the finishing of composite components. This is in addition to the 3-axis machining centres the company already has in operation. The new machine will allow the machining of even more complex 3D shapes to be carried out fully automatically, with high speed, high quality and reproducibility in view of series volumes.
Refitech carbon fibre
Working closely with luxury yacht shipbuilder Van der Valk Shipyard, Refitech designed and supplied a series of detachable carbon fibre poles to support the sun awnings of the yard’s latest model, the BeachClub 660 Flybridge. This not only adds ease of handling and aesthetics of the carbon look, but has the additional benefit of corrosion resistance, an important quality in the salty environment of a seagoing luxury yacht.
Refitech presents affordable carbon automation
At the Automatica fair, which will be held in Munich, Germany, from 21 to 24 June 2022, Refitech will present its in-house developed, affordable carbon robotic arms at stand 119 in hall B4, in the Holland Pavilion. Also on display at the stand are 3D-formed, lightweight carbon housings for machines and equipment. These are not only ideal for applications where weight is a key factor; because of their dimensional and thermal stability as well as chemical resistance, they are perfect for a wide range of demanding applications.
New square carbon construction solutions Refitech
Refitech has expanded its range of smart square carbon fibre construction solutions. The RefiFLEX® programme now also includes the new 40x40 mm High Precision tube with a standard length of 1600mm, as well as the corresponding connectors RefiFLEX 40S. Further Refitech can now supply the construction system UD carbon fibre pultrusion profiles from its Italian partner CarboSix’ to the its customers in the Benelux. The profiles have integrated mounting slots allowing them to be screwed rather than glued together to form frames, using a variety of fixing materials.