“A combination of at least two materials which remain distinguishable from each other, whilst providing different properties to the final product.”
Composites materials are widely used in today’s fast moving technology. Anywhere from amazing F1 racing cars, aerospace, wind turbines, motorsport, sport equipment to piping & tubing, body armour and many others. Latest achievements in composites enable the manufacturers to develop lighter, more stress resistant products.
However with ever growing variety of composite materials the pressure on composites manufacturers is growing in order to deliver faster and more accurate production (using the kit cutting machines) and high precision composites products.
Bullmer delivers just that. Modern, fast & flexible ply and kit cutting technology for composites to match the toughest and hardest composites production demands. Our composite kit cutting solution consists of the best cutting technology, bespoke sizes of cutting tables, reliable and affordable servicing and great support team.
We provide single and multi-ply composites kit cutting machines, which are built to the highest standards and can be equipped with the range of tools to cope even with the most diverse range of the composite materials: Kevlar ™, Dyneema™, carbon fibre, glass fibre, chopped strand glass, pre preg material, unidirectional materials and many more. To cope with this wide range of materials and challenges we offer these tools:
- drag knife – pre preg composite materials
- electric oscillating knife – pre pregs and woven composites
- driven rotary blade – most types of composites
- pneumatic oscillating knife – most types of composites
- range of drills and punching tools
The quality of Asysst Bullmer technology has been realised and used by many composites manufacturers around UK.
National Composites Centre: Assyst Bullmer composites kit cutting machine
We have a range of marking and identification methods for your composites parts. We offer labelling device and ink jet printer with aerospace approved inks. Both of these can be installed on the cutting head of the machine or in individual zones – off load or pre load.
We are moving with times and therefore we have developed with our partners and automated composites production cell with a robotic unload and placement of the composites parts.
Once the part have been cut we offer highly visual part identification with laser projector or off load monitor, to enable the operator correct unloading sequence and therefore reduce the misplacement of parts.
CAD Software solution for composites:
Our latest CAD pattern design and nesting software will ensure that your production will benefit from minimal waste and optimal production planning. We have streamlined the process of bringing the composites parts, from concept to production, to the maximum. Starting with a wireless digitizing pen, followed by our powerful and fast CAD design and nesting software, you will get the best results and features available on the market.
What can you expect from using Assyst Bullmer technology for composites and kit cutting market?
The average savings for our customers and for composites manufacturers, using the combination of kit cutting technology and CAD software, can be identified within these areas:
- composite material savings
- labour savings
- time savings and improvement of delivery times to customers
- reliability and consistency of production
- reduced material handling
- instant cost calculations for production purposes