Ply Cutting for Prepreg Laminating

The Ply Cutting process is essential for the prepreg laminating process.

To generate an accurate lay-up kit, the mould is utilised to take the 3D shape and convert it to a flat 2D version. This is captured using the digitising board and imported into our Sigmanest software where the various ply shapes are nested to reduce wastage and to maintain consistency from development to a volume order.

The nested ply shapes are cut using our precision ply cutting machine.

Raw materials are stored on rolls kept in a walk-in freezer at a constant -18c. Once the material has been cut, it is stored as individual part kits awaiting the next phase in the process.

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