The Brief/Challenge
Sharp & Tappin was asked to design and manufacture a large capacity composite sawing machine for cutting sections of helicopter rotor blades. The system needed to integrate with their existing tooling, while also replacing their worn out adapted stone cutting machine.
Our Work
Our engineers designed and developed a custom capacity machine based on our tried and tested composite cutting platform. This included a modified version of our composite plate saw control system.
The Results
Since installation the machine has been a great success increasing capacity and reducing downtime, whilst also supplying an improved surface finish and cut accuracy. It also eradicates operator error through its manual feed and offers a repeatable process time and time again. This is a full custom composite saw with up to 280mm cut depth and a capacity of over 1.5 meters.