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Capabilities (CNC)

C-Tech R200 Router-176

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5 Axis CNC Router

Our Routech R200 5 Axis CNC router has an XYZ bed size of 5,500mm x 1,500mm x 1,000mm. It is used to machine foam cores, moulds, jigs, prototypes, 2D and 3D sheets and complete post production processing in house. 

The materials we primarily work with are composites, plastics, timber and tooling board, however we are not limited to just these.

C-Tech also offers a total post-production service by utilising our partner company Absolute CNC for the manufacture of CNC machined components, including aluminum moulds for proto-type or production runs.
 

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Custom wood rudder moulds - 40ft yacht

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CNC machining foam core sets

 
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Additive Manufacturing

As additive manufacturing technology rapidly develops C-Tech is keeping up to speed and integrating parts into our products. C-Tech's design capabilities means we are able to carry out in-house mechanical analysis.

Plastic and titanium are most commonly used for short runs, prototypes or complex parts that are impossible to machine. Additive manufacturing is complementary to the services provided by our partner company Absolute CNC and our own in-house 5-axis CNC router.
 

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Printed titanium goose-neck toggle

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Mechanical analysis of the printed titanium goose-neck toggle

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Plastic printed spreader inserts to take compression loads


3D Printer Titanium-789


Printed titanium forward spreader end


 

Custom Design

C-Tech has the design expertise and manufacture experience to take on almost any composite project. We have applied this knowledge to many applications within the marine industry and beyond. We love a challenge so give us a call with your next composite project.
 

Manufacturing Processes

C-Tech has a well-equipped 2000sqm purpose built factory that was built in 2010. C-Tech's manufacturing processes include:
Drawing, design, tool manufacture, mandrel wrapping (male moulding), female moulding, wet laminate, vacuum infusion, oven and autoclave curing, complete fit-out, painting and finishing of products.  C-Tech offers a total post-production service by the manufacture of CNC machined components, including aluminium moulds for proto-type or production runs.
 

Autoclave

C-Tech's pressure and temperature controlled autoclave can cure components up to 15.3m long and 1.44m in diameter in one piece.

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Max Internal Length: 

15.3m

Max Internal Diameter:

1.44m

Max Temperature:

180°C

Max Pressure:

7 bar

 

Plotter

Eastman S125 Pre-preg cutter/plotter with a 1.5m x 10m flatbed.

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Wrapping Machines

C-Tech has a range of custom built mandrel wrapping machines – the latest, and largest was commissioned in 2016. The wrapping machines improve quality of laminate consolidation and can handle tubes up to 1200mm in diameter, 15m long.


 

Clean Room

C-Tech has a world class 600sqm high stud positive pressure, humidity and temperature controlled clean room. This infrastructure for our Pre-preg work has increased capacity for production as well as further improving the quality of the manufacturing processes.


C-Tech Clean Room August 2017-853

 

Materials

C-Tech processes over 30,000sqm of Pre-preg fibre each year. We use the latest materials available to satisfy the customers’ mechanical, chemical and heat requirements. Some of the materials used are:
- Pre-preg, Carbon fibre, E-Glass, S-Glass and Kevlar
- Epoxy and Phenolic resin systems
- Standard, high and ultra-high modulus carbon fibres
- Metals and alloys including titanium printed components
- Core materials including honeycombs and foam
 

Other Infrastructure

- 40ft refrigerated container for storage of Pre-preg at -15°C
- Forklift
- Spray booth
- Dedicated 100sqm grinding bay with a filtered extraction system
- On site engineering workshop
- Large selection of mandrels and tooling

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